|Title||Body-weight change and physical functioning among young old adults.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Journal||J Aging Health|
|Keywords||Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Body Weight, Demography, Exercise, Health Behavior, Humans, Movement Disorders, Socioeconomic factors|
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study is to examine if body weight change is a potential risk factor for the onset of functional impairment across time among various functional domains.
METHODS: Using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study, logistic regression models on the onset of functional impairment over three time points are estimated for young old adults.
RESULTS: Results indicate that weight gain is associated with greater risk of lower body mobility impairment. An increase in body mass index of greater than 5% increases the likelihood of the onset of lower body mobility functional impairment.
DISCUSSION: Study findings support the promotion of healthy weight management. Future studies in this area may want to investigate effective interventions that contribute to healthy weight maintenance among this cohort.
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Body Mass Index/Health Physical
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|Alternate Journal||J Aging Health|
|Grant List||5 T32 AG00221 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States|