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Obesity in the elderly: a 'growing' problem

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Peterson, GM, Obesity in the elderly: a 'growing' problem, Australian Pharmacist, 28, (11) pp. 934-937. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2009 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Abstract

Obesity is increasing in the elderly population worldwide and is expected to continue to rise. Obesity is associated with disease and disability in addition to escalating healthcare costs, and hospitals and nursing homes are ill equipped to serve the obese elderly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:obesity, elderly, trends in weight, complications, BMI
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Aged Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:58979
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-11-11
Last Modified:2010-10-06
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