n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts




Extracted from text ... Abstracts are selected on the basis of interest to our readers. Publication does not suggest an endorsement of content or valida-tion of conclusions. Can physical activity decrease mortality in older women Physically active lifestyles have been con-sistently associated with reduced mortali-ty and morbidity from cardiovascular dis-ease, diabetes, physical disabilities and certain cancers. Most studies have con-centrated on middle-aged men, but some benefits have been shown among older men and women. However, only one study of older women has been done which did not show reduced mortality among older women who increased their levels of physical activity. The authors set out to examine the rela-tionship between changes in physical activity and mortality in a large popula-tion of older women who were still living independently. The study population con-sisted of 9 704 ..


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