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A recent study suggests that exercising or doing regular physical activity during childhood days may be linked with lower risk of fracture as people age due to increase in peak bone mass that occurs in growing children who are active. Lead author Bjorn Rosengren, Md, PhD and colleagues conducted a 6-year population-based controlled exercise intervention in Swedish children ages 7 to 9 years old.  The study involved two groups:  the intervention group and the control group.  The intervention group was composed of 362 girls and 446 boys who had 40 minutes of daily physical education at school.  The control group […]

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Midlife Fitness Reduces Risk of Dementia

Researchers at the Cooper Institute in Dallas found that people who have the highest cardiorespiratory fitness levels during midlife are less likely to develop dementia in their later years, regardless of a history of stroke. Laura F. DeFina, MD, and colleagues report in Annals of Internal Medicine that among about 20,000 individuals who participated in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, those who had the highest scores on a treadmill test had a lower risk of developing dementia after age 65, compared to those who got the lowest scores. For the study, the participants’ Medicare records were examined to determine diagnoses […]

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Positive Moods Boost Brain Power in Seniors

Researchers found that simple methods which boost the moods of older adults can help improve their cognitive functioning and decision-making process, given the current concern on cognitive decline afflicting older people. Ellen Peters, Stephanie Carpenter, David Västfjäll and the late Alice Isen conducted the study which was recently published in the journal Cognition and Emotion The research involved 46 adults with ages ranging from 63 to 85. Half of the group was put into good mood by giving the participants two small bags of candy, a thank-you card and a computer background screen designed to help maintain the positive mood. […]

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Nutrients to Preserve Muscle Mass in Seniors

The gradual loss of muscle mass, or sarcopenia, is a natural occurrence among aging people. This is often accompanied by a decline in muscle strength, which increases their risk for injury, including fractures. A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group emphasizes the role of nutrition in sarcopenia, and focuses on the importance of including protein, vitamins D and B, and avoiding an acid-based diet. The review has identified nutritional factors that could help maintain muscle mass and strength in senior citizens. Professor Jean-Philippe Bonjour, Professor of Medicine at the Service of Bone Diseases, University of […]

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Meals on Wheels for Older People

Research shows that there may be more to a “Meals on Wheels” delivery than just food. Brown University health researchers analyzed the link between the number of elderly people regularly receiving their meals from a delivery service and the number of people living in nursing homes from 2000-2009. They used data from  more than 16,000 nursing homes, states and counties, Medicare, and the federal Administration on Aging. They found that in states where there was greater than average spending for meal deliveries to the elderly, there was greater reduction in the number of nursing home residents who did not need […]

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