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Report on ageing in Ireland points to undetected illnesses

Significant indications of undetected illnesses among people aged 50 and over who participated in a TCD study on ageing in Ireland.

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A NEW REPORT on ageing has uncovered a significant number of undetected ilnesses among those people participating in the study.

The study, Fifty Plus in Ireland 2011, involved interviews and medical checks with over 8,000 people aged 50 and over, RTÉ reports.

The majority of those interviewed said they were happy with life, but researchers uncovered significant indications of undetected illnesses among older people.

The interviews covered in this report were conducted in 2009 and 2011, but the participants will continue to be interviewed every two years until 2018 to produce what researchers intend will be the most comprehensive study on this area in Ireland.

Read more about the report on RTÉ.ie >

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