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Exercise as an intervention for frailty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21093726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By 2015, nearly 15% of the US population will be older than 65 years. In 2030, there will be more than 70 million older Americans. This increase in the elderly population has prompted interest in recent years toward the study of frail older adults. This article reviews the literature investigating the utility of aerobic and resistance exercise training as an intervention for frailty in older adults. In addition, areas of future research are addressed, including concerns related to the dissemination of exercise interventions on a widespread scale. Guidelines for an "exercise prescription" for frail older adults are briefly outlined.
Christine K Liu; Roger A Fielding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in geriatric medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1879-8853     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Geriatr. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603766     Medline TA:  Clin Geriatr Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Asthenia / therapy*
Exercise Therapy*
Frail Elderly*
Geriatric Assessment
Guidelines as Topic
Resistance Training*
Grant Support
1P30AG031679/AG/NIA NIH HHS; D01 HP08796//PHS HHS; P30 AG031679/AG/NIA NIH HHS; P30 AG031679-03/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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