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Association of hormonal exposure with walking function among French women: data from the CONSTANCES Study

      Background: . Ageing is characterized by a progressive decline in motor function associated with an increased risk of disability, institutionalization, and death. There is an important inter-individual heterogeneity of motor function in older subjects and the identification of its determinants may help define preventive measures. Biologically, estrogens are known to have neuroprotective effects and to be involved in maintenance of muscular mass and osteoporosis prevention. However, data of the association of estrogen exposure with walking speed (WS) are scarce.
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