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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 2018507, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2018507
Research Article

The Association between Different Levels of Alcohol Use and Gait under Single and Dual Task in Community-Dwelling Older Persons Aged 65 to 70 Years

1Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
2Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Received 4 March 2016; Revised 4 June 2016; Accepted 26 June 2016

Academic Editor: Dennis Taaffe

Copyright © 2016 Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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