n International SportMed Journal - The mature athlete : editorial




Extracted from text ... Editorial: The mature athlete International SportMed Journal, Vol.5 No.4, 2004 http://www.ismj.com Official Journal of FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) 228 ISMJ International SportMed Journal Editorial The aging of the population is a recent natural process that generated significant scientific interest in the 20th century. During the last decades of the 20th century, dramatic demographic changes in many countries around the world were consistently reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, the percentage of persons older than 60 years on the planet increased from 6.9% in 1900 to 10% in 2000. In addition, the WHO has projected ..


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