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Latest Frailty syndrome Stories

2013-11-19 12:49:33

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.

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

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.

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

The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65.

2011-04-26 23:38:36

The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65.

2010-01-08 15:45:23

Frailty is a geriatric condition marked by weight loss, low energy and strength, and low physical activity.

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

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.

2005-06-28 15:23:53

Women who are obese after age 70 are more likely to become frail -- and perhaps disabled -- than normal-weight women, new research shows.


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