Monday, 25 October 2010

Is Caloric Restriction an Answer to the Obesity Epidemic at Older Ages?

reposted from: (slide 43)

Professor John E. Morley is an authority in geriatric medicine. John E. Morley et al., Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care (2010):

“Dietary restriction in rodents has not been shown to be effective when started in older rodents. Weight loss in humans over 60 years of age is associated with increased mortality, hip fracture and increased institutionalization. Calorie restriction in older persons should be considered experimental and potentially dangerous.

Exercise at present appears to be a preferable treatment for older persons.” 

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