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Weight loss approaches for older adults by Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.

Most older adults don't understand that body weight represents 2 components, namely, fat weight and lean weight. Together, the fat weight and lean weight (muscle and bone) define body composition as well as body weight. People generally don't realize that their body composition is much more important than their body weight, and they have little knowledge about the body composition changes that accompany inactive aging.

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