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22 April 2013

Posture may predict future disability

Spinal measurement was tied to whether seniors in study would need help with routine activities.

The study included more than 800 people aged 65 and older in Japan, who underwent four types of spinal measurement. The researchers found that only one of the measurements was associated with becoming dependent on help for activities of daily living.

Activities in the study

The US National Institute on Aging offers tips for healthy aging.

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