THE TELEGRAPH, August 20.
A complex study of 500 people aged between 70 and 90 grouped them according to their measured, objective risk of falling and their fear of falling.
Elderly people can find it difficult to recover from falls BBC photo
For those whose measured risk was low the people who were anxious about falling, fell over almost twice as often as those who were not worried about it.
The study was conducted by a team at the University of New South Wales, in Australia and the findings were published in the British Medical Journal online.
Photo courtesy: British Medical Journal