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Strength training associated with 46% lower risk of death over 15 years in those 65 and older
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:34 pm Email this article
People 65 and older who did strength training twice a week were 46% less likely to die over the next 15 years than people who did not according to a study from researchers at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
“The association between [strength training] and death remained after adjustment for past medical history and health behaviors,” the paper notes.
Data was analyzed from the 1997-2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for this study.
Kraschnewski JL, Sciamanna CN, Poger JM, Rovniak LS, Lehman EB, Cooper AB, Ballentine NH, and Ciccolo JT. Is strength training associated with mortality benefits? A 15year cohort study of US older adults. Prev Med, 2016 Feb 24; 87: 121-127.
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Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0850 United States
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