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.