For women, unintentional weight loss after age 60 may be a factor in decreased longevity. That’s what emerged from a University of California, San Diego study that looked at data on more than 50,000 postmenopausal women.
August 30 – Reaching the age of 90, 95 or 100 is more likely for women who maintain their body weight after the age of 60. This is shown by a study conducted by researchers led by Aladdin Shadyab, of the University of California, San Diego. The results of the study — which found that older women who maintain a stable weight are 1.2 to two times more likely to live longer than those with a body weight loss of 5% or more — have since been published. Gerontology journals.
The team analyzed the relationship between weight change in old age and longevity in 54,437 postmenopausal women from the Prospective Women’s Health Initiative study. In the follow-up period, 30,647 women, or 56% of participants, lived to be 90 years or older. However, women who lost at least 5% of their weight were less likely to live longer than those who maintained a stable weight. In addition, women who lost weight unintentionally were 51% less likely to survive 90 years or more.
The study’s lead author concludes, “If older women find themselves losing weight when they don’t want to, it could be a warning sign of poor health and an indication of decreased longevity.” Aladdin Shadyab.
source: Journal of Gerontology 2023
August 30, 2023
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