Specific Challenges of Epidemiology in Aging Research

When looking at the epidemiologic literature, it is surprising to see how limited evidence from epidemiologic studies is available on health outcomes for the elderly. Similar to the situation in clinical studies, older people have often been excluded from epidemiologic studies, and evidence from studies conducted among younger age groups have often been generalized without adequate attention to the limited age range studied. There may be multiple reasons why epidemiologic findings for the elderly are so limited.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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