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Slow Walking 'Predicts Dementia'

from BBC News Online

The speed someone walks may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the U.S.

They also told a conference that grip strength in middle age was linked to the chance of a stroke. The scientists said more studies were needed to understand what was happening.

Experts said the findings raised important questions, but more research was needed. Suggestions of a link between slow walking speed and poor health have been made before.

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