Slow walking speed and cardiovascular death in well functioning older adults: prospective cohort study

@article{Dumurgier2009SlowWS,
  title={Slow walking speed and cardiovascular death in well functioning older adults: prospective cohort study},
  author={Julien Dumurgier and Alexis Elbaz and Pierre Ducimetiere and B{\'e}atrice Tavernier and Annick Alp{\'e}rovitch and Christophe Tzourio},
  journal={The BMJ},
  year={2009},
  volume={339}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the relation between low walking speed and the risk of death in older people, both overall and with regard to the main causes of death. [] Key MethodDESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Dijon centre (France) of the Three-City study. PARTICIPANTS 3208 men and women aged >or=65 living in the community, recruited from 1999 to 2001, and followed for an average of 5.1 years.

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