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What makes a 97-year-old man cycle 5,000 km a year?

Cheng, S. and Degens, H. and Evans, M. and Cheng, S.M. and Selänne, H. and Rittweger, Jörn and Heinonen, Ari and Souminen, H. and Strandberg, T. and Alen, M. and Korhonen, Marko (2016) What makes a 97-year-old man cycle 5,000 km a year? Gerontology, 62 (5), pp. 508-512. S. Karger AG. DOI: 10.1159/000443390 ISSN 0304-324X

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in the study of longevity, health and successful aging. OBJECTIVE: We present a 97-year-old man (I.K.) as an example of the effects of habitual exercise on the aging process. METHODS: Extensive assessments included medical examinations, interviews, musculoskeletal structure, performance characteristics, cognitive function and gut microbiota composition. RESULTS: I.K. suffers from iatrogenic hypogonadism, prostate cancer, hypothyroidism and a history of deep popliteal thrombosis. Notwithstanding, he cycles up to 5,000 km a year and participates in competitive sports. His musculoskeletal properties, athletic performance, cognitive function and gut microbiota are outstanding. Some traits even exceed those seen in middle-aged men. CONCLUSIONS: His long-term physically and intellectually active lifestyles combined with extensive social interactions have most likely contributed to his exercise capacity, despite his medical history.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107468/
Document Type:Article
Title:What makes a 97-year-old man cycle 5,000 km a year?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Cheng, S.Exercise Health and Technology Centre, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Degens, H.School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Evans, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cheng, S.M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Selänne, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rittweger, JörnInstitute of Aerospace Medicine, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR e.V., Cologne, Germany and Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; joern.rittweger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Heinonen, AriUniversity of JyväskyäUNSPECIFIED
Souminen, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Strandberg, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alen, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Korhonen, MarkoUniversity of JyväskyäUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Gerontology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:62
DOI :10.1159/000443390
Page Range:pp. 508-512
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Wick, GInnsbruck
Publisher:S. Karger AG
ISSN:0304-324X
Status:Published
Keywords:cycle, aging, habitual exercise
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Integrative Studien (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Space Physiology
Deposited By: Becker, Christine
Deposited On:15 Dec 2016 17:15
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:39

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