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Old 09-25-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Overweight Older Women Have Less Leg Strength, Power

Overweight Older Women Have Less Leg Strength, Power

Overweight older women have less leg strength, power

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A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that the leg strength and power of overweight older women is significantly less than that of normal-weight older women, increasing their risk for disability and loss of independence. With more Americans aging and becoming overweight or obese, the study, published recently in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, dispels the popular image of the bird-thin elder being at greatest risk of becoming disabled due to loss of muscle mass.
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