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Obese older adults who survive cardiac surgery may have higher risk for poor functioning

19:00 EST 8 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(American Geriatrics Society) Although we know that obese older adults may be surviving heart surgery with more complications, few researchers have studied how well they can manage daily activities like eating, bathing, walking short distances, dressing, getting in or out of bed, and using the toilet. To learn more about this key issue, researchers examined information from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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