New Alzheimer’s tests are coming up with some interesting results.

 

An decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s, in the brain, according to the results of four new research trials.

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Why do we die - 100 year old's birthday cakeWhy do we age might seem a silly question because we are so used to it and accept it as a part of life. And if you are alive, and I assume you are, you may have noticed the aging process.

As children we can look forward to growing older and thinking about what we will do when we are “grown-up”. As we move from our teenage years into our twenties, most of the changes we encounter about growing older seem great. Read More…

Research in Longevity can take you along lots of highways and biways

Back in 2012 I read an article in Time Magazine with the forceful headline:

Want to Live Longer? Don’t Try Caloric Restriction – The latest research on caloric restrictions shows that near-starvation diets may not be the Fountain of Youth. Read More…

A long life is one of man’s greatest dreams. But this dream can never be pulled off by chance. A long and healthy one starts with having good genes, but definitely, it is not your genes alone that can determine if you’ll live past the 100 mark. What you take and what you do is a huge factor. But many age-conscious people in the world find very notable places where many inhabitants live long and healthy lives. What then can we learn from these distinct communities?

Okinawa, Japan

With over a million inhabitants in this southern Japanese island, more than 900 of them have already lived more than a century. There are five more Okinawans who live to be 100 years old or so compared to other places in Japan. And the number of their centenarians is four times as many in America and in Britain.
One distinct characteristic of the Okinawans is the ability to be healthy even until their end. Researchers observed that these people tend to age slower than others. They even work as long as they can which grants these people ikigai, a sense of purpose. Read More…

Longer lives posing new challenges

Nonetheless, our life expectancy continues to increase. Yes, life expectancy for people born in 1900 was under 50 years of age. Thanks to advances in medicine and public health, that rose to 68 by 1950. Today, life expectancy is 76 for men and 81 for
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What is extreme longevity?Why do the population of some places live longer than others? Is it diet, social factors or the community lifestyle? Check this out for some interesting aspects.

“I really enjoyed reading a recent story in The New York Times Magazine about attempts to understand extreme longevity — the weird tendency for certain populations to have larger-than-average numbers of people who live well into their 90s, if not 100s.”
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/26/the-infrastructure-of-longevit.html

 

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The good news and some bad news about living longer. 

“On average, men are living 11 years longer and women 12 years longer than they did 42 years ago. This fits in with everything else we know about changing patterns of disease and mortality. What used to kill humans in huge numbers was …Mail Online – Michael Hanlon’s…”
http://hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/12/we-are-living-longer-healthier-lives-so-whats-not-to-like.html

 

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It won’t happen tomorrow, but it looks like it will happen!

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“City University London, recently revealed that men could soon expect to live as long as, or in some cases, outlive women. to find out how this is happening visit …stepping-out.org/blog/…out…/men-living-longer-than-women/”
http://stepping-out.org/blog/stepping-out-blog/men-living-longer-than-women/

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When we were told as children that education is important, no one had any idea that education could contribute to a longer life. A number of studies, including “The Longevity Project” show this to be true.

Living longer: Education major factor in longevity

Happpy children in Classroon“White males with fewer than twelve years of education currently have a life expectancy at birth equivalent to that of all men in the United States born in 1972, while white females with similar education have the life expectancy of all women in the …”
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Almost everywhere you look it seems that someone is utilizing Growth hormone and talking about its anti aging, weight reduction and anabolic gains. Between all the pro athletes scandals as well as the Celebrities giving it a boost not surprising that nobody recognizes what Growth hormone was actually produced for in the first place. Read More…