High blood pressure in older adults is linked with steeper decline in walking speeds

Note from winnerscience: Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking speeds in older adults, according to results from a new National Institutes of Health-funded study. The drop seems to occur even in study participants whose high blood pressure is successfully treated. Drastic changes in walking speed can impact a older adult ability to remain independent and indicate possible health problems. The study will appear in the March edition of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society (The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society is a comprehensive and reliable source of monthly research and information about common diseases and disorders of older adults. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell and it has 2009 impact factor of 3.656. Start reading the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society now and you’ll enjoy the most current randomized clinical trials results, the best editorials from international experts and the reviews that wrap up recent outcomes in convenient, easy-to-read articles). Let us see how they reached into this conclusion: Continue reading “High blood pressure in older adults is linked with steeper decline in walking speeds”