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Falls most common injury among older adults-5333

Falls most common injury among older adults

Among US adults 65 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 85% of all deaths (2012-2013), and of these, 55% resulted from falls.

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Diet, exercise, brain training and health monitoring combine to slow cognitive decline-5291

Diet, exercise, brain training and health monitoring combine to slow cognitive decline

Individual risk factors for cognitive decline have been publicized, but each factor often isolates a single type of risk. What would happen if multiple risk factors were targeted in a comprehensive program?

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Does aging look the same for high-fit older adults?-5228

Does aging look the same for high-fit older adults?

Over the past years, several studies and surveys summarized in ICAA Research Review have detailed the negative repercussions of sedentary lifestyles, which can cause physiological changes in the body. A research team wondered if physiological changes were due to aging, or to being sedentary. Looking at aging from a different point of view, they sought out older adults who were not sedentary. That was the first challenge: to find physically active older adults.

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Once again, research shows sedentary time is unhealthy-5226

Once again, research shows sedentary time is unhealthy

A meta-analysis was conducted using 41 research studies relating to sedentary time among adults and several health conditions. Levels of physical activity were self-reported by participants in all but one study. Prolonged sedentary time (such as sitting)

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Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear-5224

Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear

Participants in the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2010) reported whether or not they had fallen. For an analysis, a fall was defined as one self-reported fall in the past two years. Among all adults 65 and older, the two-year prevalence of falls increased from 28.2% in 1998 to 36.3% in 2010.

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At 65, expect about 19 more years of life-5216

At 65, expect about 19 more years of life

A new data analysis of the US population in 2013 projected that people age 65 could live another 19.3 years, with women expected to live an additional 20.5 years (to about 85 years old) and men, an additional 17.9 years (about 83 years old). These estimates are a bit different than life expectancy at birth, which was calculated at 81.2 years for women and 76.4 years for men.

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