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2013-11-19 12:49:33

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that young adults who had cancer as children are more likely to be frail than their peers; this condition leaves survivors at increased risk of death and chronic disease Young adults who survived childhood cancer are more likely than their peers to be frail, according to a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study, which reported the condition is more common among female survivors than women decades older. The research appears in the...

2013-11-18 23:01:50

New St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study finds that young adults who had cancer as children are more likely to be frail than their peers; this condition leaves survivors at increased risk of death and chronic disease Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Young adults who survived childhood cancer are more likely than their peers to be frail, according to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study, which reported the condition is more common among female survivors than...

Doctors Should Check Patients For Frailty To Prevent Deaths
2013-06-05 15:03:51

Saint Louis University Saint Louis University geriatrician leads team of international experts on new research Everyone older than 70 should be checked for frailty, a condition that is both easily treated and potentially deadly, according to an article by representatives from six major international and U.S. medical organizations. "Frailty is extraordinarily common, affecting between 5 and 10 percent of those who are older than 70. Women are more likely to be frail than men," said...

Low Vitamin D Level May Increase Risk Of Death In Older, Frail Adults
2012-07-26 13:20:23

A new study concludes that among older adults — especially those who are frail — low levels of vitamin D can mean a much greater risk of death. The randomized, nationally representative study found that older adults with low vitamin D levels had a 30 percent greater risk of death than people who had higher levels. Overall, people who were frail had more than double the risk of death than those who were not frail. Frail adults with low levels of vitamin D tripled their risk...

2011-04-27 06:24:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65. Relatively good fitness levels at all ages were predictive of lower mortality and less reliance on health care services, according to a new study. Frailty, in medical terms, refers to a person's health status and the risk of adverse events related to various health conditions. It is usually associated with older adults. The researchers...

2011-04-26 23:38:36

News Release Embargoed until Monday, April 26, 2011, noon EDT. Please credit CMAJ, not the Canadian Medical Association. CMAJ is an independent medical journal; views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of its owner, the CMA. The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only)...

2010-01-08 15:45:23

Frailty is a geriatric condition marked by weight loss, low energy and strength, and low physical activity. UCLA researchers followed 1,072 healthy adults aged 70 to 79 between 1988 and 1991 to determine if productive activities "” specifically volunteering, paid work and child care "” prevent the onset of frailty. At the beginning of the study, 28 percent of participants volunteered, 25 percent performed child care duties and 19 percent worked for pay. After three years,...

2009-07-30 11:42:14

A study published online ahead of press in the Gerontology Society of America's Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences reports that the condition of frailty in older adults is associated with a critical mass of abnormal physiological systems, over and above the status of each individual system, and that the relationship is nonlinear. This research is the first evidence that frailty is related to the number of abnormal physiological systems, rather than a specific system abnormality, a...

2005-07-06 14:40:00

Obesity is associated with frailty in obese older women, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Frailty, a condition that occurs in some older people, is characterized by physiological vulnerability and increased risk of falls, personal dependency, and mortality. The study, conducted by the Women's Health and Aging Studies group, analyzed data from 599 women aged 70-79 years with a body mass index over 18.5 kg/m. Those classified as...

2005-06-28 15:23:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Women who are obese after age 70 are more likely to become frail -- and perhaps disabled -- than normal-weight women, new research shows. Researchers from the U.S. and Brazil found that women who carried excess pounds into old age were several times more likely to have frailty syndrome, which means having at least three out of five signs of frailty: weakness, slowness, weight loss, low physical activity, and exhaustion. Being overweight, but not yet obese,...


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