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Research news: Several individual and environmental factors affect process of mobility decline in old age

Mobility is important for community independence.

With increasing age underlying pathologies genetic vulnerabilities, physiological and sensory impairments and environmental barriers increase the risk for mobility decline. The literature review broadens the understanding of how mobility decline is paramount to finding ways to promote mobility in old age.

Mobility decline in old age. Rantakokko M, Mänty M, Rantanen T. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2012 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

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