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How fast you walk may predict how long you live

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study finds walking speed may predict life expectancy among older adults.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reviewed data from nine studies involving nearly 35,000 senior citizens.

They found as gait speed increased, so did the predicted life expectancy for all ages and both sexes.

Walking requires energy, muscle control, putting demands on several organ systems, so researchers say a slowing gait may reflect a number of health problems.

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