Obesity in the Elderly

//Obesity in the Elderly

Maintaining healthy blood pressure in the obese

Most people are aware that higher blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. But how much can obesity raise blood pressure, resulting in a greater likelihood of serious health conditions?

Obesity may alter sense of taste

Obesity may influence how our tongue reacts to different foods, according to a new study conducted at University of Buffalo (UB) in New York.

Obese seniors can beat the onset of depression

Older adults are at a great risk of developing depression if they are suffering from obesity. This can be especially true for those who are ages 60 through 74, based on information that was collected by a group of researchers from the University of Alabama.

Medicare benefits for obesity

Obesity is when people have excessive fat that can lead to health issues, and Medicare helps cover weight loss programs and surgery to treat it.