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Chronic diseases, reason for declining mobility of old people: Study

The study brought out that chronic diseases were behind the significant decrease in the measured amount of mobility without the research subjects noticing it.

Washington D.C. [USA]: Chronic diseases are a key factor behind the declining mobility of old people, a new study suggests.

The study was published in the Journal ‘Annals of Medicine’.

“Healthcare professionals should pay attention to the mobility limitations caused by chronic diseases before older adults’ independent living is endangered,” says Professor Urho Kujala.

The study incorporated 779 twins aged between 71-75 years who were currently living at homes.

The study brought out that chronic diseases were behind the significant decrease in the measured amount of mobility without the research subjects noticing it.

Diseases that affected the mobility of older adults included coronary heart disease, diabetes, heart failure, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

More the number of diseases, lesser was the number of the physical activity level.

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