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Why Does Maximum Heart Rate Seem to Decrease With Age? University of Colorado Study



10/15/2013 7:21:19 AM

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Researchers from the University of Colorado set out to explain why the maximum heart rate seems to drop with age. This decrease in maxHR not only limits the performance of many aging athletes who often times must give up their careers as it can also lead to early nursing home admittance for otherwise-healthy elderly individuals who no longer have the physical capacity required for independent living. However, the study authors wanted to find out exactly why and how this process works.

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