Obesity in an ageing society: implications for health, physical function and health service utilisation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323795
Title:
Obesity in an ageing society: implications for health, physical function and health service utilisation
Authors:
Leahy, Siobhan; Nolan, Anne; O'Connell, Jean; Kenny, Rose Anne
Affiliation:
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin
Citation:
Leahy S et al. Obesity in an ageing society: implications for health, physical function and health service utilisation. Dublin: TCD; 2014
Publisher:
TILDA
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323795
Abstract:
Obesity is a chronic disease defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation, to the extent that health may be impaired (1). This excess fat mass is thought to lead to a chronic, low grade inflammation which is associated with an increased risk of ill-health such as metabolic and cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal problems, decreased physical function, and some cancers (2). Obesity prevalence has risen dramatically worldwide over the past 3-4 decades and is now considered a global epidemic (1, 3). Several societal factors have contributed to the rapid spread of obesity such as increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the widespread availability of energy dense foods in combination with a so-called ‘obesogenic environment’. However, the impact of obesity on health is complex, and differs, for example, according to age, sex and the trajectory of changes in body weight over time (
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
OBESITY; OLDER PEOPLE
ISSN:
9781907894084

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dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Siobhanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Rose Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T10:28:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T10:28:34Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationLeahy S et al. Obesity in an ageing society: implications for health, physical function and health service utilisation. Dublin: TCD; 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.issn9781907894084-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323795-
dc.description.abstractObesity is a chronic disease defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation, to the extent that health may be impaired (1). This excess fat mass is thought to lead to a chronic, low grade inflammation which is associated with an increased risk of ill-health such as metabolic and cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal problems, decreased physical function, and some cancers (2). Obesity prevalence has risen dramatically worldwide over the past 3-4 decades and is now considered a global epidemic (1, 3). Several societal factors have contributed to the rapid spread of obesity such as increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the widespread availability of energy dense foods in combination with a so-called ‘obesogenic environment’. However, the impact of obesity on health is complex, and differs, for example, according to age, sex and the trajectory of changes in body weight over time (en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTILDAen_GB
dc.subjectOBESITYen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.titleObesity in an ageing society: implications for health, physical function and health service utilisationen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentThe Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublinen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewotheren
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