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UF Study Shows Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Independence In Frail Elderly

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April 28, 2000
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Strokes, injuries and the aging process often rob elderly people of the ability to care for themselves, but pumping iron can help restore some independence to the most incapacitated, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Strokes, injuries and the aging process often rob elderly people of the ability to care for themselves, but pumping iron can help restore some independence to the most incapacitated, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville.


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University Of Florida Health Science Center. (2000, April 28). UF Study Shows Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Independence In Frail Elderly. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000427145339.htm
University Of Florida Health Science Center. "UF Study Shows Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Independence In Frail Elderly." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000427145339.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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