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Obesity and disability in older adults

Novosel, Lorraine M. PhD, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC; Grant, Catherine A. DNP, FNP-BC; Dormin, Lauren M. DNP, NP-C; Coleman, Timothy M. DNP, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000513339.69567.75
Feature: OBESITY: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE

Abstract: The prevalence of obesity and disability in older adults has significant public health implications. This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries. The importance of preserving lean muscle mass in weight management is emphasized.

This case review discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss in older adults and outlines treatment options available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Lorraine M. Novosel is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Catherine A. Grant is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Timothy M. Coleman is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lauren M. Dormin is an NP at Canterbury Place, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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