Physical activity as a preventative factor for frailty: the health, aging, and body composition study.

@article{Peterson2009PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity as a preventative factor for frailty: the health, aging, and body composition study.},
  author={Matthew J Peterson and Carol Giuliani and Miriam C. Morey and Carl F. Pieper and Kelly R Evenson and Vicki Stemmons Mercer and Harvey Jay Cohen and Marjolein Visser and Jennifer S. Brach and Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Bret H. Goodpaster and Susan M. Rubin and Suzanne Satterfield and Anne B. Newman and Eleanor M. Simonsick},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={61-8}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear if physical activity (PA) can prevent or reverse frailty. We examined different doses and types of PA and their association with the onset and severity of frailty. METHODS Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study participants (N = 2,964) were followed for 5 years, with frailty defined as a gait speed of less than 0.60… CONTINUE READING