ArticleShould Guidelines Advise Older Adults to Lose Weight?Lomangino, KevinAuthor Information Editor, Clinical Nutrition Insight Mr. Lomangino has disclosed that he has no relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Dr. Morley is a consultant for Healthspan and reported grants from Purina and Numico. Dr. Houston reported no commercial conflicts. Clinical Nutrition Insight: April 2011 - Volume 37 - Issue 4 - p 6-8 doi: 10.1097/01.NMD.0000396487.57406.8b Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract □ New dietary guidelines for Americans recommend weight loss for older adults who are obese. □ Clinical trials show reductions in cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes incidence associated with weight loss in older adults. □ Observational studies suggest that weight loss in older adults is associated with increased mortality. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.