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Cocoa flavanols has shown to provide improvement in cognitive function in the elderly, according to new research published online in Hypertension.
Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, according to new research published online and scheduled for later print publication in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
A new study in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that vitamin D, when taken with calcium, can reduce the mortality rate in the elderly. The findings may provide a possible means of increasing life expectancy. The study is published in published
As the population ages, more patients are concerned about memory impairment, but only about 1% will have a progressive cognitive problem, a researcher said here.
The challenge for primary care doctors is how to handle this large segment of the population who are experiencing natural cognitive aging rather than dementia or Alzheimer's disease, according to Tom Rosenthal, MD, chair of department of family medicine at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group has published a new review which identifies nutritional factors that contribute to loss of muscle mass, or conversely, are beneficial to the maintenance of muscle mass while aging.
The Group reviewed evidence from worldwide studies on the role of nutrition in sarcopenia, specifically looking at protein, acid–base balance, vitamin D/calcium, and other minor nutrients like B vitamins.
A leading medical authority has criticized the increasing use of anti-aging hormones, saying anti-aging hormones offer little benefit but come with high risk.
Daily shots of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) improved cognition in both healthy adults and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new study published online in Archives of Neurology.
Facial Aging is More than a Skin Deep Problem
When you think of facial aging, many people think pf fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin, but new research on aging finds that the skin isn't the only thing that ages and causes you to look years older.
Facial Bones and Aging
Over time, facial bones can also lose volume and recede, making your face look even older.
And if having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin, and crow's feet, and weren't enough, the jawbone becomes less defined, the brow bone recedes, and the bones of the eye socket gradually widen. All of these results of aging causes the face to look older and take on a more “tied” and “sad” look also known as facial aging,
People in their 20s don't usually complain about forgetting names, forgetting phone numbers, or having trouble learning something new. But according to a new study on memory decline, it is in your twenties when memory and mental energy first start to decline.
Physical activity appears to be associated with a reduced risk of several age-related diseases and conditions, slower progression for several age-related conditions and better health in older age and with an overall higher quality of life in older age, according to a commentary and four articles published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Costs associated with dementia amounted to between $159 billion and $215 billion in the U.S. in 2010, and dementia costs are expected to increase nearly 80% per adult by 2040, according to a RAND study on the costs of dementia to society.
Here's a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: At least 1 in 3 health-conscious baby boomers will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke.
The upside is that that will happen about seven years later than for their less healthy peers. The study was published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association and released in connection with the American Heart Association conference meeting in Los Angeles.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that certain types of specializations on nerve cells called “spines” are depleted as a person ages, causing cognitive decline in the part of the brain that mediates the highest levels of learning. These spines receive an important class of synapses that are involved with the process of learning.
It’s never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health and your future quality of life. The start of a New Year can be a perfect opportunity to consider how to achieve a long, health and satisfying life.
Six months of exercise can reverse the decline in physical conditioning associated with aging, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas reported in a 30-year follow-up to the 1966 landmark Dallas Bed Rest and Training Study.
The principles of eating for longevity are useful at any age. Whether you are young or old, you can take preventative measures in order to safeguard your health for the future and to slow down aging. Here are some anti-aging food tips to slow down the biological clock.
Many people are forever looking for the "fountain of Youth". What most people do not know, is the "fountain of Youth" may well be in their own home. How is that you may be thinking?
These three simple tips about water and hydration can drastically improve your health and appearance:
Just when you're old enough to be considered wise about the ways of the world, some days it's awfully hard to find your car keys, or your reading glasses
As you age, some brain cells may deteriorate or function less efficiently, potentially affecting your speed of mental processing and ability to retrieve information rapidly. Yet many factors besides aging can affect mental ability. Depression, stress, sleep disorders, poor health and certain medications (e.g., vicoden, keflex, cipro, tagamet, etc.) can all affect your memory.
Eyes are called the windows to the soul, but the fine lines around the eyes are something most people are willing to do without. Whatever you call them, laugh lines, character lines, or crow’s feet, we all get these less than flattering lines that form at the outside corners of the eyes. To fend off these signs of aging while maintaining your inner smile and expression, there are 4 simple things you can do to slow father time.
Aging and death is inevitable, but you can slow down the aging process and live longer than the average life expectancy. Research shows that aging and longevity hinges on preventing chronic inflammation. Avoiding sugar/fructose while consuming an antioxidant-rich diet of whole, fresh foods, along with exercise and stress reduction work hand-in-hand to slow down the aging process.
Genetics may play a role in aging and longevity but is NOT the final determining factor for whether you'll live a long healthy life or not. It’s been established that your lifestyle and diet can override genetic predispositions for disease.
Aging is often associated with undesirable events, like wrinkles, tiredness, disease. While everyone ages, some people seem to age more gracefully then others. Could good nutrition be the key to a healthier, longer life?
People with diets high in vitamins C, D, E and the B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to experience brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease than people whose diets are not high in those nutrients, according to a new study published in the December 28, 2011, online issue of Neurology®.
Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements over a four month period to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.
The study showed that most overweight but healthy middle-aged and older adults who took omega-3 supplements for four months altered a ratio of their fatty acid consumption in a way that helped preserve telomeres, tiny segments of DNA that when shortened, are known to cause aging.
Omega-3 supplementation also reduced oxidative stress, caused by excessive free radicals in the blood, by about 15 percent compared to effects seen in the placebo group.
For good skin and good health there are simple rules to follow. They are not complicated, nor are they hard to implement, but the payoff is HUGE!
The following are some simple nutritional tips to help you properly nourish your skin, and your body and slow down the effects of mother nature and father. time!