The impact of long-term moderate physical activity on functional performance, bone mineral density and fracture incidence in elderly women.

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BACKGROUND Earlier studies have shown that physical exercise and a higher workload increase muscle strength and improve gait and balance at all ages for both sexes. Published studies have, so far, failed to investigate the functional performance of elderly individuals concerning their long-term physical activity and variables of daily living. OBJECTIVE To… (More)

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@article{Ringsberg2001TheIO, title={The impact of long-term moderate physical activity on functional performance, bone mineral density and fracture incidence in elderly women.}, author={Karin A M Ringsberg and Per G{\"a}rdsell and Olof Johnell and P O Josefsson and Karl J. Obrant}, journal={Gerontology}, year={2001}, volume={47 1}, pages={15-20} }