Navigation Links
Excess Weight Can Affect Individuals as They Age

New research gives another incentive for individuals to maintain a healthy weight. The study shows a higher body mass index in middle age is// associated with a poorer quality of life in older age.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been dramatic improvements in life expectancy. Meanwhile, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults has continued to increase. Will this excess weight have an impact on individuals as they age? Researchers conducted a study to determine how weight impacts the future health of individuals.

For the study, researchers evaluated how body mass index (BMI) in middle age is related to health-related quality of life in older age. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. The study included 6,766 middle-aged men and women who did not have diabetes or heart disease. The participants were part of another study between 1967 and 1973 when they were between 36 and 64 years old. Researchers had the participants complete a questionnaire 26 years later when they were 65 years or older. Study authors then compared the BMI and how it affected the answers to several health status questions. The study shows men and women with a higher BMI report a poorer quality of life in older age. Researchers say those who had a normal weight in middle age have the best quality of life. Quality of life measures include physical, mental and social well-being. Those who were obese (a BMI greater than 30) in middle age report the worst quality of life outcomes.

Researchers say this study demonstrates the adverse impact of high BMI in middle age on future health-related quality of life factors. Study authors write, “With much of the U.S. population middle-aged and older facing trends of increasing obesity and overweight, preventive measures are urgently required to lessen future individual and societal burden of disease, disability, cost of care and impaired quality of life associated with excess weight.” Researchers say, in the long-term, strategies to emphasize weight reduction from an early age are needed.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat
2. Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk
3. Excess physical activity can induce stress fracture in adolescent girls
4. Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating
5. Excessive Day time sleep may be linked to depression or diabetes
6. Excess Cdk5 Enzyme Can Harm Brain
7. Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.
8. Excess of anything, even Vitamin D found to be harmful
9. Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women
10. Doctors Drained Excess Fluids From Sharons Abdominal Cavity
11. Oral Medicine Found To Remove Excess Iron in the Body
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for ... Care Association of America (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special ... as discounts on Accreditation University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Horizon Blue Cross ... the company’s credit rating of “A” and its outlook as “stable.” At the same ... reserves, which have fallen in recent years, dip below “capital adequacy” thresholds required for ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... Replace tubes . These lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent ... rewire fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a program ... delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for their outstanding efforts in ... and decide to donate. , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has been a collection ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain ... After Tina Howe joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they ... rates, and giving back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 Research ... Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and ... to their offering. ... market for drug delivery technologies will rise from USD 20 Billion ... Global Drug Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies ... ... was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is ... a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the ... Co. Healthcare Investor Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in ... Chief Executive Officer of the Company is scheduled to present on ... Bear and the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: