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Elderly at risk for physical disabilities exercise, improve physical function
Date:12/17/2007

a longer period of time. Larger studies are needed to confirm that exercise can improve physical function in elderly at high risk for physical disabilities, said Fielding, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and School of Medicine at Tufts University. What we found, however, is that this group can commit to a regular program of physical activity in a long-term randomized trial and the better their adherence to a program of physical activity the greater their improvements in physical functioning.


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