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Frailty Debilitates and Kills

While frailty seems obvious enough, science lacks a universally agreed upon method of evaluating frailty. The Frailty Index (FI) is commonly used to evaluating frailty in a clinical setting. Researchers calculate FI as the number of deficits a patient exhibits divided by the total number of deficits considered. For example, if a doctor finds that a patient exhibits five of 20 deficits that older people often commonly have, the FI for that patient would be 5/20 = 0.25. Deficits include symptoms or signs of chronic diseases or disabilities or social problems based on a patient examination or laboratory data.

Preventing Osteoporosis

A major issue for post-menopausal women But older men are also at risk Osteoporosis is an age‐related chronic disease. It’s typified by diminished bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration that leads to reduced bone quality and strength. This disease affects more than 14 million Americans, especially post-menopausal women. Lack of ovarian hormone production after menopause leads…