Analysis links exercise to a reduced risk of injuries from falling

10/31/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Exercise can help keep people over age 60 from falling and reduces the likelihood of injury when they do fall, French researchers reported in BMJ. Their analysis included data from 17 studies and found exercise was associated with a 37% reduction of injurious falls, a 43% decrease in severe injurious falls and a 61% drop in falls resulting in fracture.

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