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  1. The growth hormone–insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) axis is an important physiological regulator muscle for development. Although there is evidence that aging muscle retains the ability to synthesize IGF-I...

    Authors: Sagiv Moran, Yamin Chen, Amir Ruthie and Yenon Nir
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:22
  2. Osteoporosis, a manifestation of bone atrophy that leads to great susceptibility to fractures, is a very important public health problem today because of its great morbidity, mortality and important economic r...

    Authors: Agustín Meléndez-Ortega
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:27
  3. In most physiologic systems, there is considerable evidence that the normal aging processes do not result in significant impairment or dysfunction in the absence of pathology and under resting conditions. Howe...

    Authors: D. Ben-Sira and J. M. F. Oliveira
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:23
  4. Age-related declines in cognition may have detrimental effects on older adults’ ability to complete everyday activities that young- and middle-aged individuals perform automatically. Theories of cognitive agin...

    Authors: Ryan J. Caserta and Lise Abrams
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:18
  5. Most balance training regimens for elderly individuals focus on self-controlled exercises, although automatic postural responses after a balance perturbation are not under direct volitional control. We critica...

    Authors: Lars I. E. Oddsson, Patrick Boissy and Itshak Melzer
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:19
  6. This study aimed to investigate the degree to which the elements of the theory of planned behavior mediate the relationship between constraints and intention to continuing participation in physical activities....

    Authors: Konstantinos Alexandris, Vasilis Barkoukis and Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:14
  7. Based on the concept of ‘aging in place,’ design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, hous...

    Authors: Halime Demirkan
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:16
  8. This review offers an update of the psychological effects of Tai Chi Chuan (TC) among different populations. A computerized literature research from 1990 to June 2006 was carried out. Studies were selected whe...

    Authors: Arnaud Dechamps, Lucile Lafont and Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:15
  9. Aging is associated with a significant decline in neuromuscular function leading to an eventual loss of independence and mobility of senescent people. Age-related sarcopenia, characterised by a reduction in mu...

    Authors: P. A. Figueiredo, M. P. Mota, H. J. Appell and J. Duarte
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:11
  10. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease affecting the regulation of insulin and glucose causing a disruption in the normal control of counterregulatory hormones and macronutrients, resulting in blood glu...

    Authors: Bruce Frier, Pearl Yang and Albert W. Taylor
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:10
  11. Elderly population often is encouraged to practice sports in preventing cardiovascular diseases. However, evidences exist that intense physical efforts are related with a higher risk for acute myocardial infar...

    Authors: C. A. Souza and L. E. Garcez-Leme
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:9
  12. We review four broad lines of research on couplings between sensorimotor and cognitive aging, with an emphasis on methodological concerns. First, correlational cross-sectional and longitudinal data indicate in...

    Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Oliver Huxhold and Ulman Lindenberger
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:7
  13. In this study, we review the evidence that older adults tend to have both a shorter time to lose stability in the maintenance of standing posture and the functionally related but inverse problem of needing mor...

    Authors: Semyon M. Slobounov, Pamela S. Haibach and Karl M. Newell
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:12
  14. Authors: Michael Sagiv
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:13
  15. Physical activity offers one of the greatest opportunities for people to extend years of active independent life and reduce functional limitations. The purpose of this paper is to identify key practices for pr...

    Authors: M. E. Cress, D. M. Buchner, T. Prohaska, J. Rimmer, M. Brown, C. Macera, L. DePietro and W. Chodzko-Zajko
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:3
  16. It is widely accepted that regular physical exercise helps diabetic patients control blood glucose, reduce cardiovascular risk factors, and prevent other related complications. In spite of the undoubted benefi...

    Authors: C. Nakhanakhup, P. Moungmee, H. J. Appell and J. A. Duarte
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:2
  17. Problems with ambulation and mobility are frequent problems in older adults. Each year, about one in 100 older adults develops new severe mobility disability. Assessment of abnormal gait constitutes a major co...

    Authors: N. B. Alexander and A. Goldberg
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:1
  18. Walking is a fundamental motor skill that significantly affects the level of independence in older adults. The amount of variability present in a walking pattern reflects the quality of neuromuscular control. ...

    Authors: G. Meyer and M. Ayalon
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:6

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