Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I was anger that people assume that the reason that there aren't many fat old people is that they die. There is another reason that there aren't many overweight older people is they lose weight. My grandparents at different times lost more than 25 each due to depression. By BMI My grandfather's weight when from slightly overweight to low normal; he looked massively underweight at 5'5" and 125. My grandmother, normal to underweight. Depression, physical illness, etc, takes weight off older people. Heavier older people become thinner older people due to the stresses, physical and emotional, of getting older.
I had a bout of family stress that caused me to lose my appetite and I'm not very old, just through menopause. Older people often fall into depression. My grandparents complained how sad it was to outlive family members and friends. Food doesn't often taste good to older people. It's not uncommon for older people to lose weight for a number of reasons.