No one wants their brain to shrink as they get older, but this is exactly what happens in the aging process – and the faster it shrinks, the greater the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairment. As such, I think you’ll find this Lifestyle Medicine Update really fascinating.
January 23 2017. A study reported on January 11, 2017 in The Aging Male found improvements in testosterone levels, erectile function and indicators of metabolic syndrome among men who received vitamin D over a one year period. “Given that patients with low total testosterone often have low vitamin D levels, collectively, research suggests a relationship between low vitamin D and low total testosterone, and increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus,” note Ondor Canguven of Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar and colleagues.
A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way to slow the signs of ageing, a recent study on the effects of a chemical called methylene blue on human skin cells suggests.
The compound did a better job of helping cells called fibroblasts survive longer, divide faster, and show fewer indicators of ageing than several other antioxidants.
“Senior moments.” We’ve all heard of them, or even experienced a few ourselves – those small mental glitches that are annoying, but not significant enough to interfere with daily life. Inevitably, normal aging brings some loss in cognitive function – usually involving lapses in memory, a reduced ability to maintain focus, and decreased problem-solving capacity. But, it’s the more serious issues surrounding dementia that are life-threatening AND avoidable.
The aging process is inevitable for all of us. However, there are things we can do to forestall negative biological changes while enhancing quality of life. One of the most effective defenses against the effects of aging is regular exercise. In fact, The Dallas Bed Rest Study of 1966 showed that three weeks of staying in bed (without exercise) resulted in devastating changes to biological health, including a drop in the heart’s maximum pumping capacity, higher systolic blood pressures, faster resting heart rates, increased body fat, and decreased muscle strength.
Natural Blaze, June 2, 2016
A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals–all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores–has shown remarkable anti-aging properties
Healthbeat, 5 May 2016
The body systems responsible for balance can be affected by gradual changes due to aging or side effects of medications. There are also a host of health problems that can lead to unsteadiness on your feet.
health freedom alliance, 2 May 2016
Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells.
Brigham Young University, 11-Mar-2015
Ask people what it takes to live a long life, and they'll say things like exercise, take Omega-3s, and see your doctor regularly.
Edelman Seattle, 4-Apr-2016
Experimental Biology 2016 presents new abstracts on walnut consumption and healthy aging, as well as gut health, hunger and satiety, and metabolic health