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Potential lifestyle strategies to reduce locomotor impairment during aging: Evidence from longitudinal studies in rats

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The risk of aging-related motor impairment at age 65 is ~15% and doubles each decade of life thereafter. This aging-related bradykinesia greatly increases risk of the loss of independent living, frailty, and mortality. The dramatic increase in the number of those above age 65 makes it imperative to identify lifestyle strategies to minimize this risk. Using rodent models of aging, our lab presents results to show that caloric restriction or regular exercise over at least 1/4th of the lifespan, beginning when or after locomotor decline occurs, can offset this motor impairment.

This talk is part of the Meeting the Challenge of Healthy Ageing in the 21st Century series.

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