Navigation Links
Older adults live longer with a few extra pounds -- if they don't add more
Date:9/19/2013

economic factors that may play a role in both weight and mortality among Americans. The researchers also controlled for whether the respondents smoked, whether they had a variety of chronic illnesses and even how they rated their own health. The results stood even after all of these factors were taken into account.

Why is being slightly overweight protective for older people?

"It is probably because the older population is more likely to get illnesses and disease, especially cancer, that cause dangerous weight loss," he said. "In that case, a small amount of extra weight may provide protection against nutritional and energy deficiencies, metabolic stresses, the development of wasting and frailty, and loss of muscle and bone density caused by chronic diseases."

Younger people are less likely to get many of the diseases that afflict older adults, which is one reason extra weight is not good for them, he said.

But Zheng said the main message for everyone, including older adults, is that packing on the pounds, especially if you're obese, can be hazardous to your health.

"Continuing to put on weight can lower your life expectancy," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Hui Zheng
Zheng.64@sociology.osu.edu
614-688-8348
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Event on Capitol Hill Focuses on the Growing Need for Oral Health for Older Adults
2. Zamansky LLC Investigates C.R. Bard Inc. On Behalf Of Long-Term Shareholders Over Allegations Related to Vaginal-Mesh Implants
3. Prevendra Launches Red Folder (BETA)
4. Older Americans Not Receiving the Oral Health Care They Need
5. Addressing Health Issues Now Can Help Older Americans Stay on the Road Longer, from the September 2013 Harvard Health Letter
6. Health of older women in developed countries continues to improve
7. Marty Sholder Joins HealthSmart as Executive Vice President of Network Solutions
8. Obamacare Changes Network to Medicare from United Health Care for All Policy Holders of Pre-existing Health Insurance Plan
9. AgeMatch.com is Now Connecting Single Younger Women With Older Men Online
10. Drug dosing for older heart patients should differ
11. Prisons must do more to provide health and social care to growing population of older prisoners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2015)... 2015 Bellabeat, a company dedicated ... today announces the LEAF , the latest ... activity and ovulation. The LEAF seamlessly combines a ... technolo- gy, particularly its mechanism for tracking breathing ... with lifestyle data and recommendations through the LEAF ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 Visiting Nurse Association ... Sponsor at the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life ... to 12:00AM at Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave, ... around the track to raise money and awareness to help ... birthdays.” , According to the ACS, it is estimated that ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Readers who struggle with memory , ... Chester Litvin ’s new book, “ Introduction to ... Trafford Publishing). , Litvin, who is a clinical psychologist, ... This book will guide readers through a series of ... cells . He shares his patented process for reviving ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... This summer, ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for ... events in Greater Boston with a custom cargo bike. The ... Magazine, healthy snacks and other giveaways to encourage kids to ... to get our message of eating and cooking real food ... way,” explains Sally Sampson, Founder of ChopChop. “The ChopChop Try-cycle ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Platte, LA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 ... readers along with her as she writes an unforgettable ... difficult challenges in her life. The first black student ... was harassed and beaten by some students, treated harshly ... white woman. A motivating personal phone conversation with Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bellabeat debuts the LEAF - smart jewelry that monitors women’s health. 2Health News:Bellabeat debuts the LEAF - smart jewelry that monitors women’s health. 3Health News:North Jersey Home Care Agency Supports Relay for Life Fundraiser 2Health News:Chester Litvin’s New Book Offers ‘Tune-Up’ for Brain Cells 2Health News:Chester Litvin’s New Book Offers ‘Tune-Up’ for Brain Cells 3Health News:Award-Winning Cooking Magazine for Kids Takes Healthy Cooking and Eating to the Streets with One-of-a-Kind Bike Campaign 2Health News:Grace Sibley Releases Second Book, God's Unstoppable Favor 2
... experts have issued a wake-up call to Australians to keep ... bring down the number of deaths from heart disease// Not ... of death in Australia. ,The High Blood Pressure ... cautioned people to ensure customary checks on their BP. A ...
... problem of childhood obesity health officials will weigh primary schoolchildren ... there is a danger that the kids are obese. ... to overrule the Children's Commissioner and their own child health ... affect the children's mental health. ,Caroline Flint, the ...
... to protest quota in higher education while anti-reservationists from ... Trunk Road for about half-an-hour today. ,Medical ... for the fifth consecutive day as medicos formed a ... even painted slogans on their faces in black ink. ...
... people have died of malaria in the hilly and interior ... sources said here today. // ,Two helicopters were ... the malaria-affected villages, they said., ,Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty ... health department to rush teams and medicines to the region. ...
... popular belief that only bad dogs bite, it has been ... can bite, argue pediatricians//. Doesn’t sound alarming? According to official ... bite nearly 4.7 million Americans every year. ,More ... years of age and 150,000 of these bites are serious ...
... like it is time for impatient patients to travel abroad ... for their ailments. Recently, a woman won the right to ... done abroad. In yet another case, a 63-year-old British woman ... diagnostic tests confirmed absence of any genetic disorder. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Watch Out! Even Good Dogs Can Bite Your Kids 2
(Date:5/26/2015)...  EndoChoice today announced the launch of its initial ... which will represent 25.6% of its outstanding common stock ... corporation in connection with the offering. The initial ... $15 and $17 per share. The underwriters for the ... up to an additional 937,500 shares of EndoChoice common ...
(Date:5/26/2015)...  Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: HYH ) today announced ... will present at the 2015 Morgan Stanley Leveraged Finance Conference ... a.m., CDT on Thursday, June 4. A webcast ... section of the Halyard Health website at https://halyardhealth.investorroom.com/ ... About Halyard Health: Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... May 26, 2015  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... , Ph.D., M.S.N., C.R.N.P. has been named President ... of Directors, effective immediately.  Dr. Simpson has served ... Delcath since September 2014 and as Interim Co-President ... September 2014.  She joined Delcath in 2012 as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EndoChoice Announces Launch of Its Initial Public Offering 2Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 2Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 3Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 4
The cementless biomEx cup can be used with both cemented and cementless femoral stems....
Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Shells are a true hemispherical shape designed to achieve press-fit fixation by under-reaming the acetabulum....
For primary and revision cases...
The MPF cup is specifically designed to achieve high primary stability, a critical factor for long term success....
Medicine Products: