New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder

7 abril 2015

Nearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with dysphagia. Although it is a major health problem associated with aging, it is unknown whether the swallowing disorder is a natural part of healthy aging or if it is caused by an age-related disease. Researchers have established a model that identifies aging as a key factor in the development of dysphagia, which may lead to new therapeutic treatments.