‘Frailty’ from age 40 — what to look out for

With all eyes on avoiding major illness this year, health researchers are urging people as young as 40 to build physical and mental health to reduce or even avoid ‘frailty’ and higher mortality risk. A new study published online in BMC Geriatrics found ‘pre-frailty occurs in 45% of people aged 40-49 – which is about the same percentage of people aged 70-75.