Obesity and Aging

The Alliance for Aging Research presented an educational briefing on Capitol Hill that addressed the affects of obesity on the aging population. Experts in the field of aging discussed the link between obesity and age-related chronic disease and the research underway to better understand the impact of obesity on older Americans.

This briefing was part of the “Diseases in the Shadows” series focusing on dangerous and elusive health conditions that afflict millions of older people.

Speakers Included:

Daniel Perry
Executive Director
Alliance for Aging Research

Robert Friedland, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Center on an Aging Society
Georgetown University

Richard Suzman, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral and Social Research Program
National Institute on Aging, NIH

This series was made possible by a grant from: The Retirement Research Foundation, an organization exclusively devoted to improving quality of life for our nation's older population.