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Health and Fitness Differences Between Urban and Rural Costa Rican Older Adults
Costa Rica has one of the highest life expectancies in America, even higher than the United States. Studies addressing health and fitness in Latin American urban and rural older adults are scarce. PURPOSE: The purpose ...
C-20 Cardiorespiratory Fitness Predicts Processing Speed Performance in Urban Latin Americans
Objective There is evidence that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) protects against age-related declines in processing speed (PS), but studies investigating older adults living in low and middle-income countries are lacking. ...
Impact of social support on cognitive vascular risk factors in latino older adults
Objective: Central Americans have a cardiovascular disease (CVD) health advantage, as they are half as likely to carry CVD as European Americans, despite having an equivalent degree of vascular risk factors (VRFs). We ...
Development of a VO2Peak prediction equation in elderly
Introduction. Aging decreases aerobic capacity as determined by direct maximal tests (Hassel et al. 2015). There are indirect methods to assess aerobic capacity such as the 6-min walking test (6MWT). Some equations to ...
Fitness and cognitive performance in urban Latin Americans
Our group recently conducted a randomized clinical trial in US dwelling older adults that indicated increasing cardiorespiratory fitness (measured by VO2 peak on treadmill) resulted in better visuospatial cognition ...