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521. Intentional weight loss was associated with lower mortality, whereas unintentional weight loss was associated with increased mortality

mortality Article Text Causation Intentional weight loss was associated with lower mortality, whereas unintentional weight loss was associated with increased mortality Free Sharon Wong , RD, MSc , Donna Ciliska , RN, PhD Statistics from Altmetric.com Gregg EW, Gerzoff RB, Thompson TJ, et al. Intentional weight loss and death in overweight and obese U.S. adults 35 years of age and older. Ann Intern Med 2003 ; 138 : 383 –9 QUESTION: Are weight change and intention to lose weight associated with all cause (...) up, 892 participants (14%) died. Compared with participants not trying to lose weight and reporting no weight change, all cause mortality was lower in participants with an intention to lose weight, independent of actual weight change but was higher in participants with unintentional weight loss (table ). View this table: Hazard ratios for all cause mortality by weight loss intent and actual weight loss Conclusion In adults who were overweight or obese, intention to lose weight was associated

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2004 Evidence-Based Nursing

522. An approach to the management of unintentional weight loss in elderly people. (PubMed)

to weight loss, but there may be no identifiable cause in up to one-quarter of patients. We review the incidence and prevalence of weight loss in elderly patients, its impact on morbidity and mortality, the common causes of unintentional weight loss and a clinical approach to diagnosis. Screening tools to detect malnutrition are highlighted, and nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies to minimize or reverse weight loss in older adults are discussed. (...) An approach to the management of unintentional weight loss in elderly people. Unintentional weight loss, or the involuntary decline in total body weight over time, is common among elderly people who live at home. Weight loss in elderly people can have a deleterious effect on the ability to function and on quality of life and is associated with an increase in mortality over a 12-month period. A variety of physical, psychological and social conditions, along with age-related changes, can lead

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2005 Canadian Medical Association Journal

523. Reasons for intentional weight loss, unintentional weight loss, and mortality in older men. (PubMed)

Reasons for intentional weight loss, unintentional weight loss, and mortality in older men. We have examined the relationship between intentional and unintentional weight loss and the reasons underlying intention to lose weight and all-cause mortality and mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and non-CVD causes in older men.Prospective study of 4869 men aged 56 to 75 years drawn from general practices in 24 British towns, who in 1996 completed questionnaires about intentional (...) and unintentional weight loss over the preceding 4 years and were followed up for a subsequent 7 years.Unintentional but not intentional weight loss was associated with a significant increase in risk of all-cause mortality compared with men who reported no weight change, even after adjustment for lifestyle characteristics and preexisting disease (adjusted relative risk [RR], 1.71; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.33-2.19; and RR, 1.00; 95% CI, 0.91-1.10, respectively). Men who lost weight intentionally

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2005 Archives of Internal Medicine

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