Health benefits of endurance training alone or combined with diet for obese patients over 60: a review

W. Bouaziz, E. Schmitt, G. Kaltenbach, B. Geny, T. Vogel
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice, May 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.12648

Health benefits of endurance training for obese patients over 60.

What is it about?

The prevalence of obesity has markedly increased in older patients, who continue to represent one of the fastest growing segments of the population in developed countries. Only a few studies have specifically examined the health benefits of endurance training alone (ET) or combined with diet (ETD) among obese adults aged over 60. The aim of this review was thus to assess the health benefits of endurance training alone or combined with diet for obese people aged over 60.

Why is it important?

This review quantifies the potential benefits of endurance training alone or combined with diet for obese patients over 60 and identifies the best therapeutic strategies to combat obesity in a particularly susceptible age group, given the likelihood of increased life expectancy in the coming decades.

Perspectives

Dr Walid Bouaziz (Author)
Geriatric Department, University Hospital, Strasbourg

Clinicians can now use these strategies to enable the older obese patients to benefit from the advantages of endurance training alone or combined with diet on health.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walid Bouaziz