Category Archives: Longevity

Have a sense of purpose in life? It may protect your heart: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at … Continue reading

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Are Members of Long-Lived Families Healthier than Their Equally Long-Lived Peers?

Recent research from the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) confirms that severe mortality-associated diseases are less prevalent in the families of long-lived individuals than in the general population. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A® will publish these findings in the … Continue reading

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Can exercise training prevent premature death in elderly? Norwegian University of Science and Technology

“Generation 100 will determine whether exercise training leads to more active and healthier years, and will establish reference values for several important measures such as fitness level, daily physical activity, muscle strength, pulmonary function, cognitive function, “mental health”, quality of … Continue reading

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Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality: Johns Hopkins Medicine study in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Newswise — Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing … Continue reading

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Friends Know How Long You’ll Live, Study Finds

Newswise — Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality … Continue reading

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The bowhead whale lives over 200 years. Can its genes tell us why?

A whale that can live over 200 years with little evidence of age-related disease may provide untapped insights into how to live a long and healthy life. In the January 6 issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Reports, researchers … Continue reading

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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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Grip strength tied to quality, length of life in new study

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton have shed new light on how grip strength changes across the lifespan. Previous work has shown that people with weaker grip strength in midlife and early … Continue reading

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Less sex plus more greens equals a longer life for snakes, lizards

Doctors tell us that the frenzied pace of the modern 24-hour lifestyle — in which we struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life — is damaging to our health. But while life in the … Continue reading

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Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan

A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30% less likely to die during the average eight and a half year follow-up period than those with … 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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Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to Be 100

Secrets of Longevity is full of surprising, all-natural ideas for living a longer, healthier life, happier. As a 38th-generation doctor specializing in longevity, Dr. Mao (as he’s known to his patients) knows the answers—and they’re surprisingly simple and powerful. It’s … Continue reading

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