Study: Extra weight impedes seniors in their daily activities

05/16/2011 | Reuters

A study of 20,975 people age 65 and older found that overweight and obese women were more likely to report difficulties in performing one or more daily activities, while overweight and obese men were more likely to say they found it hard to do "instrumental daily activities" compared with their healthy-weight counterparts. Researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine that overweight, but not obese, participants did not carry a higher mortality risk than others.

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