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Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Mobility of 80 and 90 Year Olds

Pumping iron at 90? Is there really any point? Absolutely, according to a new study reported in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, frail long-term care facility residents in their 80s and 90s became stronger and more mobile with high intensity weight training in a clinical trial conducted by Maria Fiatarone, M.D., at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston.