A study published recently in the journal Clinical Endocrinology put to rest the idea that we can’t lose weight once we’re passed a certain age. A group of randomly selected individuals with obesity attending a hospital-based weight loss program were given dietary and psychological support to make lifestyle changes. In the end, those age 60 and older lost a similar amount of weight as those younger than 60 years. Both age groups lost around seven percent of their body weight (notably, losing at least five percent of body weight has been shown to have significant health benefits).
This study adds to a convincing body of evidence showing it is never too late to take charge of your health!