Long-term Study: People Who Walk Slowly May Age Faster

According to a new long-term study, which followed more than 900 people from New Zealand for around 40 years, people in their 40s who walk slowly are more likely to show symptoms of accelerated biological aging and compromised brain integrity.Long-term Study People Who Walk Slowly May Age FasterWithin the scope of the study, the researchers measure the walking speed of participants whose age was 45 years. These participants were also assessed for the presence of accelerated aging signs, which included 19 different biomarkers.The authors of the study write in their paper: “Remarkably, in our study, gait speed was associated not only with concurrent neurocognitive functioning in adulthood but also with neurocognitive functioning in early childhood.”

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