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 Melissa E. 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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