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Study Identifies Factors that Affect Frailty


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A team of researchers decided to find out what factors might predict whether frailty in older men worsens or improves over time.

The researchers examined information gathered from more than 5,000 men aged 65 or older who had volunteered for a study about bone fractures caused by osteoporosis.

According to study activities that preserve strength and exercises that target leg muscles, prevent chronic conditions like diabetes and COPD, and improve social support might be good ways to improve frailty and slow its progression.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)

Journal providing information about clinical aging research

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