'Old age' now starts at 75, doctors say

'65-year-old today is like 45-year-old 30 yrs ago' - expert

(ANSA) - Rome, November 30 - Old age now starts at 75, doctors on Friday said at the National congress of the Italian Gerontology and Geriatrics Society in Rome.
    "A 65-year-old today has the physical and cognitive shape of a 40-45-year-old 30 years ago", said Niccolò Marchionni, a professor at the University of Florence and the director of the cardiovascular department of the Tuscan city's Careggi hospital.
   

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