Treatment of obesity must be multifaceted, publication says

According to “Insights & Implications in Gerontology: The Chronic Disease of Obesity”—a new publication from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)—overweight and obesity are now recognized as chronic health conditions with specific pathophysiologic causes, with complications if these conditions are not addressed, and with treatments that are safe and effective. For most older adults, treating overweight and obesity can add years to their lifespan and quality to the years of life when they are healthy.

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