Midlife physical activity preserves lower extremity function in older adults: age gene/environment susceptibility-Reykjavik study.

@article{Chang2013MidlifePA,
  title={Midlife physical activity preserves lower extremity function in older adults: age gene/environment susceptibility-Reykjavik study.},
  author={Milan Helena R. Chang and Jane S Saczynski and J{\'o}n Snaedal and Sigurbjorn Bjornsson and Bjorn Einarsson and M. Elena Gonz{\'a}lez Garcia and Thor Aspelund and Kristine Siggeirsdottir and Vilmundur Gudnason and Lenore J. Launer and Tamara B. Harris and Palmi V. Jonsson},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          237-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the long-term association between midlife physical activity (PA) and lower extremity function (LEF) in late life. DESIGN Longitudinal study with an average of 25 years of follow-up. SETTING Community-dwelling old population in Reykjavik, Iceland. PARTICIPANTS Four thousand seven hundred fifty-three community-dwelling men and women (mean age 76 ± 6) in Reykjavik, Iceland. MEASUREMENTS On the basis of weekly hours of regular PA reported at the midlife examination… CONTINUE READING
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