Category Archives: Aging

How fast you age depends on your parents

In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study investigates various factors which affect whether chicks are born with long or short chromosome ends, … Continue reading

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Why women live longer than men: new information

A study from the University of Exeter has found that male flies die earlier than their female counterparts when forced to evolve with the pressures of mate competition and juvenile survival. The results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved … Continue reading

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Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging, New Study Finds

Newswise — The adage ‘you are what you eat’ has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories. Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the … Continue reading

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High-fat diet postpones brain aging: university study

New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Does a Loved One Need a Geriatric Assessment?

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. – By a tremendous margin – over 95 percent – older Americans choose to live at home or with relatives. Families making that choice should consider seeking the assistance of a geriatric specialist, especially when they … Continue reading

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Sport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age

Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill … Continue reading

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Why depression and aging are linked to increased disease risk

Berlin, 19th October 2014 Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. Understanding these mechanisms may contribute to the development of targeted preventive strategies and … Continue reading

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Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated: UCSF Study

Newswise — Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging. The study revealed that telomeres … Continue reading

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You are as old as what you eat

Researchers from UCL (University College London) have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to … Continue reading

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Longer Lives with Fewer Age-related Illnesses in ‘Re-wired’ Mice

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – (July 31, 2014) – While developing a new cancer drug, researchers at The Wistar Institute discovered that mice lacking a specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses. The mice, which lack the TRAP-1 protein, … Continue reading

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The secrets of highly active older adults

J Aging Stud. 2013 Dec;27(4):398-409. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2013.09.003. Epub 2013 Oct 10. The secrets of highly active older adults Franke T1, Tong C, Ashe MC, McKay H, Sims-Gould J; Walk The Talk Team. Author information 1Center for Hip Health and Mobility, … Continue reading

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For Preventing Diseases of Aging, a New Mindset is Needed

Newswise — Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. Researchers … Continue reading

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Worse brain function when aging may be tied to little or poor sleep

Research published today in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people. Analysis of sleep and cognitive (brain function) data from 3,968 men and … Continue reading

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