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Dr. John A. BatsisAlthough new weight loss drugs have grown in popularity, they may be risky for older people. In a recent AARP article, Associate professor of geriatrics Dr. John Batsis said, “the older you are, the more reason you have to be cautious. Our bodies change with age, so the results in younger people don’t necessarily apply to those who are older.” A few potential risks of these anti-obesity medications for older people might be decreased muscle and bone, nutrient deficiencies, and unintended ongoing weight loss.

Read the full AARP article.