Sumary of Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows:
- Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Obese patients over the age of 60 can lose an equivalent amount of weight as younger people using only lifestyle changes, according to a new study from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust that demonstrates that age is no barrier to losing weight..
- The researchers hope that their findings will help to correct prevailing societal misconceptions about the effectiveness of weight loss programs in older people, as well dispel myths about the potential benefits of older people trying to reduce their weight..
- The researchers randomly selected 242 patients who attended the WISDEM-based obesity service between 2005 and 2016, and compared two groups (those aged under 60 years and those aged between 60 and 78 years) for the weight loss that they achieved during their time within the service..
- All patients had their body weight measured both before and after lifestyle interventions administered and coordinated within the WISDEM-based obesity service, and the percentage reduction in body weight calculated across both groups….