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Interesting Factors That Can Influence Your Life Expectancy

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
A higher life expectancy can depend on several different factors. There are ones such as genes, lifestyle, and diet that can all contribute to how long you live. But there are also some interesting factors worth noting that can affect life expectancy. Here are some of them. Divorced Or Separated Individuals If you are divorced or separated from your significant other, then you are at a greater risk of having a sho

Study: Magnesium Could Prevent Fractures In Elderly

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Researchers are saying that magnesium may hold the key in trying to help reduce the incidence of bone fractures among the aging population. While calcium and vitamin D are better associated with bone health, researchers are now discovering that magnesium also plays a role as an essential nutrient and component in the bone’s make-up. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland looked into

Study Links Sleep Apnea To Increased Dementia Risk

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Sleeping problems may have an adverse effect on your health over time. It may even have an effect over certain health conditions. Recent studies even suggest that problems like sleep apnea may play a role in the increased risk for dementia. Findings by researchers from the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu may provide clues as to how sleep disturbances may affect a person’s risk of developing

Senior Sleep Problems Linked To Loss Of Brain Cells

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
A new study suggests that sleep problems in seniors and the elderly may be linked to the loss of brain cells. Results of the said study were published in the August 20 edition of the journal Brain. The researchers analyzed the data collected from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, a study with around 1,000 participants aged 65 and up and were followed up until their death. At this point, the deceased participant

Researchers Confirm Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
According to a recent study, researchers are able to confirm the link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. An international team of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School discovered that participants who had a severe vitamin D deficiency were also twice at risk of developing dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in the journal Neurology, the medical journa

Old Mice Rejuvenated When Transfused With Young Mice Blood

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
There are now several studies that indicate how blood can affect aging. Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco and Stanford University found out that blood transfusions from young mice could rejuvenate and reverse some of the effects of aging in old mice. Findings of the report were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In the study, the researchers injected blood plasma taken from young

Healthy Habits To Reduce Cognitive Decline

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Cognitive decline is a common process of aging for most people. Over time, old age can cause the body to weaken, with some organs such as the brain undergoing a gradual regression. It becomes a problem if it leads to dementia, which is a serious form of cognitive decline, or other similar conditions. But despite this, cognitive decline can be prevented during aging if one follows several healthy habits during their

High Fish Diet Linked To Stronger Bones

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
A new study finds that older people who follow a diet that consists of greater amounts of fish show a better means of preserving bone density as compared to people who do not eat as much fish. This may prove beneficial since age may lead to the bones getting more porous and fragile with a tendency to break or fracture easily over time. Preserving bone density ensures that bone loss and breakage may be substantially

Walking May Help Protect Aging Brain

Friday, November 12th, 2010
As people age, many may become concerned about having an aging brain that starts to works less efficiently. As people age, they tend to forget more and experience a gradual decrease in brain power as compared when they were younger. Although it may be a normal occurrence as a result of aging, there are ways to help delay it. Researchers recently found out that regular walking may help. There are new findings that

Common Habits That Speed Up Aging

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
People would want to stay and look younger for as long as they can. If they can slow down aging, most people probably would. But some people may unknowingly be speeding up aging by the bad habits that they practice. Here are some of the common ones that may actually affect aging. Insufficient Sleep With modern life becoming more hectic, it seems that more and more people are sleeping less. It can be a habit that ma