The Role of Strengthening Muscles in Cognitive Health: A Case Study From the Geelong Osteoporosis Studies

Researchers investigate the role of muscle in cognitive health as we age

Researchers have found a link between walking speed and handgrip strength. This could indicate that improved physical fitness can boost the minds of older people.

Researchers at Barwon Health in Geelong’s clinical precinct are identifying risk factors for sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass and strength with age.

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study began in early 1990s and gathered adult participants from the Barwon Statistical Division. Researchers have recently used a computer program to measure cognitive function in conjunction with physical health assessments.


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