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Hirofumi Tanaka
Demographics of human aging are rapidly changing. As illustrated in the biomedicalization of aging, an ever increasing number of older adults is affected by a variety of clinical conditions and diseases, including vascular stiffening, sarcopenia, physical disability, and poor quality of life. One population that is situated in the opposite end of the health and functional spectrum to the sedentary frail elderly is Masters athletes. These older competitive athletes are endowed with substantial functional capacity, overall long-term health, high motivation, and psychosocial outlook...
June 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607565/the-prevalence-of-hypertension-and-its-relationship-with-demographic-factors-biochemical-and-anthropometric-indicators-a-population-based-study
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Mohammad Khajedaluee, Tahereh Hassannia, Abdolrahim Rezaee, Maryam Ziadi, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is an important public health challenge worldwide. The prevalence of HTN varies across countries. It is necessary to obtain valid information about the prevalence of chronic condition like HTN and its predictors in different societies. Hence, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HTN and associated factors in Mashhad, Iran, 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 2974 adults residing in Mashhad in 2015...
November 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602617/objective-measures-of-activity-in-the-elderly-distribution-and-associations-with-demographic-and-health-factors
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Chantal M Koolhaas, Frank J A van Rooij, Josje D Schoufour, Magda Cepeda, Henning Tiemeier, Soren Brage, Oscar H Franco
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the distribution of activity over the full 24-hour spectrum in late old age and its association with demographic and health factors. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the distribution of physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior, and sleep, and associated factors in the elderly population. METHODS: Our study included 1210 participants (51.9% women) aged 70-94 years [mean age 77.5 years, standard deviation (SD) 5.0] from the population-based Rotterdam Study...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598535/functional-impairment-and-risk-of-venous-thrombosis-in-older-adults
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Marissa J Engbers, Jeanet W Blom, Mary Cushman, Frits R Rosendaal, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of age-specific risk factors for thrombosis in older age, such as functional impairment. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: The Age and Thrombosis-Acquired and Genetic risk factors in the Elderly Study, a two-center study conducted in the Netherlands and the United States from 2008 to 2011. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 and older with a first-time deep venous thrombosis in the leg or pulmonary embolism (n = 401) and controls aged 70 and older (n = 431) without a history of thrombosis...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587843/prevalence-of-urinary-incontinence-and-its-relation-with-sedentarism-in-spain
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R Leirós-Rodríguez, V Romo-Pérez, J L García-Soidán
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence in the elderly Spanish population of both sexes and identify a possible relationship between physical activity habits and the presence of urinary incontinence in the elderly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used data from 8146 individuals older than 60 years (age range, 60-94 years), from which data from a 15-year cohort were obtained. Of these, 4745 (58.2%) were women and 3401 (41.8%) were men. We analysed the presence of urinary incontinence, physical activity habits and the influence of other variables such as sex, age, weight and body mass index...
June 3, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568907/anticipated-next-day-demand-affects-the-magnitude-of-the-cortisol-awakening-response-but-not-subjective-or-objective-sleep
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Greg J Elder, Nicola L Barclay, Mark A Wetherell, Jason G Ellis
Whilst the association between sleep and stress is well established, few studies have examined the effects of an anticipated stressor upon sleep and relevant physiological markers. The aim of the present study was to examine whether an anticipated stressor in the form of next-day demand affects subjective and objective sleep, and multiple indices of the cortisol awakening response. Subjective and objective sleep and the cortisol awakening response were measured over three consecutive nights in 40 healthy adults in a sleep laboratory...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558794/assessment-of-physical-activity-capacity-and-nutritional-status-in-elderly-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Adamasco Cupisti, Claudia D'Alessandro, Viviana Finato, Claudia Del Corso, Battista Catania, Gian Marco Caselli, Maria Francesca Egidi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of sedentarism, and to assess physical capacity and nutritional status in a cohort of older patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), with respect to age-matched non-dialysis CKD population, using highly accessible, simple methods, namely the Rapid Assessment of Physical activity (RAPA) test and the 30″ Sit-to-stand (STS) test. METHODS: This cross-sectional multicenter study included 151 renal patients older than 60 years; 71 pts...
May 30, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489142/cognitive-cooperation-groups-mediated-by-computers-and-internet-present-significant-improvement-of-cognitive-status-in-older-adults-with-memory-complaints-a-controlled-prospective-study
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Rodrigo de Rosso Krug, Anna Quialheiro Abreu da Silva, Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Eleonora d'Orsi, André Junqueira Xavier
Objective: To estimate the effect of participating in cognitive cooperation groups, mediated by computers and the internet, on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) percent variation of outpatients with memory complaints attending two memory clinics. Methods: A prospective controlled intervention study carried out from 2006 to 2013 with 293 elders. The intervention group (n = 160) attended a cognitive cooperation group (20 sessions of 1.5 hours each). The control group (n = 133) received routine medical care...
April 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479388/acceleration-based-training-a-new-mode-of-training-in-senescent-rats-improving-performance-and-left-ventricular-and-muscle-functions
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Thierry Launay, Iman Momken, Serge Carreira, Nathalie Mougenot, Xian-Long Zhou, Leanne De Koning, Romain Niel, Bruno Riou, Véronique Billat, Sophie Besse
High intensity training (HIT) has been shown to improve maximal aerobic capacity and muscle protein synthesis but has not yet been investigated in senescent rats. We hypothesized that the change of speed (acceleration) during each bout of HIT acts as a stimulus responsible for the adaptations of the organism to exercise. Twenty two month-old (mo) rats (n=13) were subjected to a short acceleration protocol (20-30min) of exercise, comprising 3 independent bouts of acceleration and compared to an age-matched sedentary group (n=14)...
September 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474873/circuit-strength-training-improves-muscle-strength-functional-performance-and-anthropometric-indicators-in-sedentary-elderly-women
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Mauro L Mazini Filho, Felipe J Aidar, Dihogo Gama de Matos, Osvaldo Costa Moreira, Cláudia E Patrocínio de Oliveira, Gabriela R de Oliveira Venturini, Victor Magalhães Curty, Henrique Menezes Touguinha, Maria E Caputo Ferreira
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effects of circuit strength training on the muscle strength, functional autonomy and anthropometric indicators of the elderly. METHODS: Were included 65 women divided in two groups: strength training (TG, n= 34) and control group (CG, n = 31). The strength-training group was subjected to a circuit shaped training program, three days per week, for a period of 12 weeks. In each training session, the circuit was repeated three times...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454520/physical-inactivity-and-self-reported-depression-among-middle-and-older-aged-population-in-south-asia-world-health-survey
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Ghose Bishwajit, Daniel Peter O'Leary, Sharmistha Ghosh, Sanni Yaya, Tang Shangfeng, Zhanchun Feng
BACKGROUND: With the increase in the understanding of the influence of various lifestyle factors such as sedentary behaviour and level of physical activity (PA) on physical and mental health, there has been a growing research interest on how physical inactivity correlates with depressive outcomes across countries. The present study aimed to examine 1) the pattern of engaging in PA among middle- and older-aged population in four South Asian countries, and 2) whether PA is associated with higher prevalence of depression...
April 28, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421539/%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregates-with-%C3%AE-amyloid-or-tau-in-human-red-blood-cells-correlation-with-antioxidant-capability-and-physical-exercise-in-human-healthy-subjects
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Simona Daniele, Deborah Pietrobono, Jonathan Fusi, Caterina Iofrida, Lucia Chico, Lucia Petrozzi, Annalisa Lo Gerfo, Filippo Baldacci, Fabio Galetta, Gabriele Siciliano, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Gino Santoro, Maria Letizia Trincavelli, Ferdinando Franzoni, Claudia Martini
Neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) are characterized by abnormal accumulation/misfolding of specific proteins, primarily α-synuclein (α-syn), β-amyloid1-42 (Aβ), and tau, in both brain and peripheral tissue. In addition to homo-oligomers, the role of α-syn interactions with Aβ or tau has gradually emerged. The altered protein accumulation has been related to both oxidative stress and physical activity; nevertheless, no correlation among the presence of peripheral α-syn hetero-aggregates, antioxidant capacity, and physical exercise has been discovered as of yet...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392959/restricted-blood-flow-exercise-in-sedentary-overweight-african-american-females-may-increase-muscle-strength-and-decrease-endothelial-function-and-vascular-autoregulation
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Vernon Bond, Bryan Heath Curry, Krishna Kumar, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla, Kishan Kadur, Richard Mark Millis
OBJECTIVES: Exercise with partially restricted blood flow is a low-load, low-intensity resistance training regimen which may have the potential to increase muscle strength in the obese, elderly and frail who are unable to do high-load training. Restricted blood flow exercise has also been shown to affect blood vessel function variably and can, therefore, contribute to blood vessel dysfunction. This pilot study tests the hypothesis that unilateral resistance training of the leg extensors with partially restricted blood flow increases muscle strength and decreases vascular autoregulation...
March 2017: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388679/physical-activity-and-not-sedentary-time-per-se-influences-on-clustered-metabolic-risk-in-elderly-community-dwelling-women
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Andreas Nilsson, Britta Wåhlin-Larsson, Fawzi Kadi
INTRODUCTION: Whether amount of time spent in sedentary activities influences on clustered metabolic risk in elderly, and to what extent such an influence is independent of physical activity behavior, remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of the study was to examine cross-sectional associations of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior on metabolic risk outcomes in a sample of elderly community-dwelling women. METHODS: Metabolic risk outcomes including waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, fasting levels of plasma glucose, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides were assessed in 120 community-dwelling older women (65-70 yrs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369670/effect-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-mobility-benefit-of-a-structured-physical-activity-intervention-the-lifestyle-interventions-and-independence-for-elders-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anda Botoseneanu, Haiying Chen, Walter T Ambrosius, Heather G Allore, Stephen Anton, Sara C Folta, Abby C King, Barbara J Nicklas, Bonnie J Spring, Elsa S Strotmeyer, Thomas M Gill
OBJECTIVES: To test whether structured physical activity (PA) is associated with a greater reduction in major mobility disability (MMD) in older persons with metabolic syndrome (MetS) than in those without. DESIGN: Data from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, a multicenter randomized trial of 1,635 persons with assessments every 6 months (average 2.7 years). SETTING: Eight U.S. centers. PARTICIPANTS: Sedentary men and women aged 70 to 89 with functional limitations (N = 1,535); 100 participants were excluded because of missing MetS data...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347337/the-effect-of-intervening-hospitalizations-on-the-benefit-of-structured-physical-activity-in-promoting-independent-mobility-among-community-living-older-persons-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thomas M Gill, Daniel P Beavers, Jack M Guralnik, Marco Pahor, Roger A Fielding, Michelle Hauser, Todd M Manini, Anthony P Marsh, Mary M McDermott, Anne B Newman, Heather G Allore, Michael E Miller
BACKGROUND: Among older persons, disability is often precipitated by intervening illnesses and injuries leading to hospitalization. In the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, a structured moderate-intensity physical activity program, compared with a health education program, was shown to significantly reduce the amount of time spent with major mobility disability (MMD) over the course of 3.5 years. We aimed to determine whether the benefit of the physical activity program in promoting independent mobility was diminished in the setting of intervening hospitalizations...
March 28, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281730/cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-sedentary-postmenopausal-women-during-organised-physical-activity
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Krzysztof Mazurek, Piotr Żmijewski, Ewa Kozdroń, Anna Fojt, Anna Czajkowska, Piotr Szczypiorski, Tomasz Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are a major cause of death in elderly women. Aerobic training improves component CV risk factors. Long-term, higher-intensity, group-based and home-based exercise training has been shown to improve exer-cise performance. However, it is not clear if short-term, group-based or home-based training with an educational programme permanently improves cardiometabolic parameters in elderly women. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of organised physical activity programmes dedicated to elderly, sedentary women...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168689/effect-of-physical-activity-on-self-reported-disability-in-older-adults-results-from-the-life-study
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Todd M Manini, Daniel P Beavers, Marco Pahor, Jack M Guralnik, Bonnie Spring, Timothy S Church, Abby C King, Sara C Folta, Nancy W Glynn, Anthony P Marsh, Thomas M Gill
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that a long-term structured, moderate intensity physical activity (PA) program is more effective than a health education (HE) program in reducing the risk of s elf-reported dependency and disability in basic activities of daily living (BADLs), disability in instrumental ADLs (IADL), and mobility disability. DESIGN: The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study was a multicenter, single-blinded randomized trial...
May 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978491/validation-of-the-self-report-exernet-questionnaire-for-measuring-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-elderly
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Christian López-Rodríguez, Maria Laguna, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Narcis Gusi, Luis Espino, Gerardo Villa, R Pedrero-Chamizo, J A Casajus, Ignacio Ara, Susana Aznar
This study aims to examine the validity and reliability of the Elderly EXERNET Physical Activity Questionnaire (EEPAQ) in a sample of Spanish elderly population. A sample of 73 elderly successfully completed the EEPAQ and wore an accelerometer over 7 consecutive days. Test-retest reliability of the EEPAQ was assessed by having the participants answer the EEPAQ twice within 14 days. Criterion validity was assessed for the questionnaire against the accelerometer, as the gold standard. Results indicated that EEPAQ had adequate reliability measured by Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) (walking ICC=0...
March 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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