Obesity and Risk of Falls in Healthy Young and Elderly

Obesity has grown at an alarming rate in the U.S. and is a growing health problem in older adults. In fact, in the year 2015, 75% of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese of which 41% are obese. Obesity plays a major role in increasing the risk for functional decline and in developing disability among older adults. Obesity degrades the quality of life and is found related to falls in the elderly. This study looks into quality of life through multi-days monitoring activities of daily living and assessment of fall risk.

Obesity has grown at an alarming rate in the U.S. and is a growing health problem in older adults. In fact, in the year 2015, 75% of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese of which 41% are obese. Obesity plays a major role in increasing the risk for functional decline and in developing disability among older adults. Obesity degrades the quality of life and is found related to falls in the elderly. This study looks into quality of life through multi-days monitoring activities of daily living and assessment of fall risk.