At the start of the study, the elderly mice struggled with missteps and frequently fell off the beam, while the younger mice did not. As the study went on, though, the old mice grew steadier on their feet.
“[Resveratrol] could actually decrease some of the motor deficiencies that are seen in our aging population,” Cavanaugh said, which in turn could increase a senior's quality of life and decrease the risk of hospitalization from a fall.
Anthony is the about.com expert in assisted living (assistedliving.about.com), an international healthcare consultant and a strategic partner for Answers for Elders.
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