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Aerobic-Resistance Exercise Best for Improving Physical Function in Elderly

Background: In older adults, obesity leads to decreased physical function; however, weight loss can lead to decreased muscle mass and bone mineral density (BMD). Objective: To compare the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise combined with weight control on physical function in the elderly. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Methods: Participants were aged ≥65 years, body mass index (BMI) ≥30, a sedentary lifestyle (exercised Results: 160 participants were randomized; more...
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