Research Article

Trends in the development of obesity in elderly day care attendees in Sharpeville, South Africa, from 2007-2011

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 28, issue 1, 2015 , pages: 12–17
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2015.11734520
Author(s): Oc OtitoolaCentre of Sustainable Livelihoods,, Wn Oldewage-TheronCentre of Sustainable Livelihoods,, Aa EgalCentre of Sustainable Livelihoods,


Objective: Obesity, a global epidemic and risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases, has become a public health concern in South Africa, especially in the elderly. This study investigated the trend of development of obesity in a group of urban elderly individuals from 2007-2011.

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