NDA Findings 24

Synergistic Effects of Physical and Psychological Stress Upon Immunesenescence

Janet Lord, The University of Birmingham

Finding Synopsis

For the majority of older people in the UK old age is a positive experience in health terms. However for many, good health can be lost rapidly resulting in poor physical or mental health. Falls represent a major cause of ill health and loss of independence in older people. Furthermore, mortality associated with hip-fracture, a frequent consequence of falls, is very high, with 1 in 5 patients dying within a year of their hip-fracture.

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