Causes of weakness in the aged

by Medindia Content Team on  November 20, 2002 at 5:01 PM General Health News
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Causes of weakness in the aged
According to a new study it is observed that the first links between physiologic measurements and frailty. Some older people become frail and subject to a wide range of problems such as disability, hospitalization and institutionalization. They are also more likely to die than their non-frail counterparts of the same age.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical School have made one of the first attempts to define the condition. They report from the Cardiovascular Health Study, involving nearly 6,050 people aged 67 or older. This shows that those who are frail are more likely to have inflammation, altered carbohydrate metabolism and increased blood clotting activity.


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