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Abdominal fat and weak muscles associated with loss of gait speed in older people

Publicado em 31 agosto 2021
Weak muscles and abdominal fat are a dangerous combination for older people who have difficulty walking. A study conducted by researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with colleagues at University College London (UCL) in the UK, points to a significant loss of gait speed in older people with these two physical traits. A slower gait is a natural outcome of the aging process, but mobility problems can result if [...]