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Preliminary results of an exercise programme

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 Line of Knowledge: Envejecimiento activo y amigabilidad
 Location: 57th Congress of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (San Sebastián)
 Professionals: , Nerea Galdona, I. Antón, E. Andueza, S. Raposo, X. Embil

With aging, the decrease in the quantity and quality of muscle mass, progressive deterioration of the neuromuscular system, reductions in strength and especially in muscle power, combined with the loss of function is one of the main factors influencing decreased ability to remain independent in the community and is the genesis of disability. It is evaluated whether intervention with a multicomponent exercise programme (strength and balance) improves functionality in the lower extremities, improving balance and therefore reducing the number of falls.