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Message to the elderly: It's never too late to prevent illness!
Date:12/13/2007

ered to a low-calorie diet with regular exercise had lower rates of cancer. In one study, risk was reduced by nearly 50 percent.

  • Benefits of weight training include increased ability to burn calories and prevention of osteoporosis.

  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements for seniors helped slow rates of bone loss and reduce the number of bone fractures.

    "Our study reviews and presents the most up-to-date information showing the influence a healthy lifestyle may have on cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis," says Dr. Rivlin. "I also believe that the risk for other diseases, like diabetes and pulmonary disease, can also be avoided through later intervention. But, the earlier, the better."


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  • Contact: Andrew Klein
    ank2017@med.cornell.edu
    212-821-0560
    New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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