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.
An increase in thigh fat throughout is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The findings suggest that prevention of age-related declines in walking speed isn’t just about preserving muscle mass, it’s also about preventing fat gain, according to the researchers.
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.
Do you have what it takes to live 100 years -- or more?
A new test tells whether a person has the "genetic signature" of exceptional longevity. About 77% of centenarians -- people 100 years old or older -- have this genetic profile.
A lifelong habit of trimming just a few calories from the daily diet can do more than help you stay trim. New research shows calorie reduction may help lessen the effects of aging and help extend your life. The results of the new study is published in the journal Antioxidants and Redox Signaling.
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.
People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates and sugars have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found.
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.
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.
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.
Concerned about your aging parents' health? Use this health information guide to determine if your aging parents may need some help. As your parents get older, you may want to make sure they're taking care of themselves and staying healthy.
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.
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.
It is never to late to start working out according to a new study published in Journal of Aging and Health. Working on preserving strength and agility can help seniors live healthier longer and also improve their quality of living according to the new research.
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.
Exercising, eating enough fruit and vegetables not drinking too much alcohol and not smoking can add up to 14 years to your life, a new Public Library of Science Medicine study suggests.
A new study shows elderly adults who engage in resistance training can reduce the effects of aging. Not only does exercise make most people feel better and perform physical tasks better, it now appears that exercise - specifically, resistance training -- actually rejuvenates muscle tissue in healthy senior citizens.
The study involved before and after analysis of gene expression profiles in tissue samples taken from 25 healthy older men and women who underwent six months of twice weekly resistance training, compared to a similar analysis of tissue samples taken from younger healthy men and women.
If you're hoping to live to a healthy 100, good genes help. But just because a parent lived to be 100 doesn't mean that you will. Likewise, if your parents died in their 60s, it doesn't mean that you won't live to be 100.
Research suggests it's a complex mix of your heredity, environment and lifestyle that determines your life span. The way you manage your body, mind and spirit today affects how you'll feel as you age.
The December issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers these tips for healthy aging:
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:
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.
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®.
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?
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!