Nutrition and obesity in older adults by Jenifer Milner
“Some 15 million older adults—people over the age of 51—are obese,” states Georgetown University’s Center on an Aging Society. “This represents nearly one in four older adults.” In fact, the greatest prevalence of obesity is in the 51–64 age group, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity can reduce function, affect quality of life, and threaten independence. This condition can also increase the likelihood of health problems.