A new study has found that older patients with low heart disease risk have little frailty when compared to those with higher heart disease risk. Led by the University of Exeter, UK, the study also found that even a small reduction in cardiovascular risk factors can lead to lower incidences of dementia, chronic pain, and other conditions associated with advanced age.
The study, the largest of its kind, found that severe frailty was 85% less likely in those with little to no cardiovascular risk factors which challenges the thinking that frailty is inevitable as we age.
Read more about the link between heart health, frailty, and other conditions.
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