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Long-Term Exercise Performed By Older Adults Linked To Lower Risk Of Falls, Study Suggests.

January 18, 2019

Reuters (1/18, Rapaport) reported a new study indicates older adults who “exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers.” In the analysis of “data from 40 clinical trials with a total of 21,868 adults who were 73 years old on average,” researchers found that participants who followed an exercise program “for at least one year were 12 percent less likely to fall and 26 percent less likely to sustain injuries if they did fall than people who were not part of exercise interventions.” The study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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