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Setting safe weight loss goals for optimal health

While shedding unwanted pounds is hard at any age, it can be especially challenging for seniors. However, losing weight and keeping it off can be done safely and successfully at older ages. The key is setting sensible goals and working toward them slowly and steadily.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Sleeping in dentures Elderly people who wear their dentures to bed at night are putting themselves at increased risk for coming down with pneumonia, a recent study found. Because poor oral hygiene is a known risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly, researchers in Japan investigated various oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia among more than 500 adults aged 85 and older. In a three-year period, 48 cases of pneumonia were identified among the study participants, and those who wore their dentures overnight had a little more than double the risk of contracting pneumonia than those who removed their ...

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