Harvard Health Letter

Keeping your weight stable in older age

How to gain weight safely when you’re down a few pounds. You’ve spent your whole life trying to keep extra pounds off. Now your doctor says you actually need to gain a few pounds to stay healthy. But healthy weight gain isn’t so simple. “Some people find it difficult to add enough calories to their usual diet. It takes a lot of effort,” says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department…

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