Age problems early
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I'm Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.
The health problems we expect to be more common among people who are old - things like losing the ability to see or hear well, keep our balance, or think clearly - sometimes start early. At the University of Michigan Health System, Christine Cigolle saw them in survey data on people ages 51 to 60 with diabetes:
``What our study indicates is that these adults have increased risk of these geriatric conditions.'' (7 seconds)
Cigolle says people in their 50s with diabetes should work with their doctors if they develop these conditions.
Proper diet and exercise can help delay, control or prevent diabetes.
The study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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