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.