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Wake Forest to help lead major study about mobility disability in older adults

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Wake Forest to help lead major study about mobility disability in older adults

Dr. Brubaker conducting research at WFUBMC Sticht Center. (credit: Window on Wake Forest)

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest’s Department of Health and Exercise Science will play a key role in a new study that seeks to determine whether a program of structured physical activity can prevent or delay major mobility disabilities in older adults. The six-year study, called the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders, or LIFE, will be the largest study to date that looks at ways to prevent mobility disability in seniors. When completed, funding for the project is expected to total more than $60 million from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), including $29.5 million in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Jump to full article, originally published 3/18/10, on Window on Wake Forest…

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