Tag: Aging

Ninety-Year-Olds Benefit From Strength Training Exercise

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs.

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Are Telomeres The Key To Aging And Cancer?

Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism’s genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death.

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Tumeric Compound Has Neuroprotective Effects

In yet another example of nature’s wonderment, a series of new compounds using a novel drug discovery paradigm that starts with natural products derived from plants. Once extracted, the chemistry sets come out and selects for synthetic derivatives that show efficacy in multiple assays testing protection against various aspects of the nerve cell damage and death that occur in brain injuries and in age-associated neurodegenerative diseases.

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Eating Healthier Means Living Longer

The leading causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. These illnesses may be affected by diet. Diets favoring certain foods were associated with reduced mortality.

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Moderate Exercise Enhances Connectivity in Brain Circuits

A group of “professional couch potatoes,” as one researcher described them, has proven that even moderate exercise in this case walking at one’s own pace for 40 minutes three times a week can enhance the connectivity of important brain circuits, combat declines in brain function associated with aging and increase performance on cognitive tasks.

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Top Beauty Trends For 2010

As consumers become more aware of what is going into their bodies, they’ll start to notice specifics about their beauty products. Here’s a preview of what to look for.

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