Published: 30 March 2024
Author(s): Nursel Çalık Başaran, Dana Marcoviciu, Dror Dicker
Issue: May 2024
Section: Review Article

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 1.4 billion people in the world will be aged 60 years and older in 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050, comprising 12–22 % of the global population [1]. Obesity is a chronic, relapsing multifactorial disease of adipose tissue. According to WHO estimates, at least 39 % of adults are with overweight and 13 % are with obesity; and a higher body mass index (BMI) is a significant risk factor for mortality and disease burden [2,3]. During 2007–2010, approximately 35 % of adults in the United States aged 65 years and over were with obesity [4].

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