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Slower Walkers Have Older Brains and Bodies at 45

9 monthes ago   |   By Psych Central

A new study shows that people with a lower walking speed at the age of 45 have accelerated aging of both their bodies and their brains.
Using a 19-measure scale, researchers at Duke University found that in slower walkers, their lungs, teeth and immune systems tended to be in worse shape than the people who walked faster. MRI exams showed several indications that their brains were also older.
“The thing that's really striking is that this is in 45-year-old people, not the geriatric patients who are usually assessed with such measures,” said lead researcher Line J.H. Rasmussen, a...
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