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Reasons for Disability in Old Age

Low physical activity, having cognitive impairment, poor lower extremity function, slower gross motor rotation and being hospitalised are some of the reasons for increase in your chances of becoming disabled with age according to the researchers at Yale School of Medicine. However, women are at a greater risk of becoming disabled than men at older ages. A research team led by Thomas Gill, M.D. published its findings from data collected in 12 years in the Jan.17 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr Thomas Gill is  the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine and professor of medicine, epidemiology, and public health at Yale School of Medicine.

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