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7 tips for improving senior obesity care

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These tips could remove the barriers between quality obesity care and older adults.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has released tips that may remove barriers between older adults and quality obesity care.

The society released the recommendations in the recent publication
"Bringing Obesity Management to the Forefront of Care for Older Adults." It is the result of a June 2023 summit in Washington, D.C., that brought together researchers, clinicians, and representatives from a variety of communities of interest including advocacy organizations and professional societies.

Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease requiring lifelong therapy to correct abnormalities in a complex interplay of genetics, gastrointestinal and pancreatic hormones, gut-brain signaling, the environment, and socioeconomic factors,” summit co-chair and GSA member John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, FGSA, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a news release.

Here are the seven strategies that could improve obesity care for older adults.

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