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Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital

Biological aging

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Aim
To identify and understand low functional level and accelerated functional decline in the older person by measures of cognitive function, muscle strength, basic mobility, functional independency and immunological biomarkers.

Patients
Older medical patients - often with multi morbidities.

Summary
From the 3rd decade in life, almost all parts of our body have an ongoing declining capacity. This includes our immune system, brain, muscles, aerobic capacity and bones. The consequences are dependence on help from others and vulnerability/ fragility. The age where we reach this state in life depends on the speed of the aging process. In some people, this process is accelerated, so that they age prematurely turning “old” at an early age. The speed of the ageing process is related to several causes such as life style, genetics, illness etc. which may interact synergistically.
StatusAfsluttet
Periode06/05/2010 → …

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