Exercise training and the control of skin blood flow in older adults

Gary A. Tew, J. M. Saxton, G. J. Hodges

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The ability to control skin blood flow decreases with primary aging, making older adults less able to adequately thermoregulate and repair cutaneous wounds. Lifestyle factors such as physical activity, diet, and smoking might interact with the aging process to modulate “normal” age-associated changes in the cutaneous microcirculation. The main focus of this brief review is the effects of exercise training on the control of skin blood flow in older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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