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Blood flow in brain may affect risk of a fall

19th May 2010

Arthritis Research UK has welcomed the outcome of a study which reveals the risk of falls in elderly people may be influenced by changes in the flow of blood in the brain.

The charity said that falls among the elderly were a major contributing factor to the high number of fractures in that age group after experts at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said they believed that high blood pressure and other conditions may contribute to falls. The researchers followed 419 people aged 65 and older and recorded any falls that occurred over a two-year period.


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