Category Archives: Aging Research

Brain Scans Helping Us Learn About Dementia

There is a growing body of research demonstrating that vascular health and brain health are closely linked.  For example, something called the “blood-brain barrier” acts as a sort of shield between the brain and the rest of the body, shielding … Continue reading

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Cooling Brain Linked with Dementia Prevention

It may sound strange, but there appear to be many health benefits associated with cooling down your body. This news is not surprising to scientists involved in aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. They have identified a specific mechanism by which exposing … Continue reading

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Knowledge of Aging Coming from Animals with Long Lifespans

Scientists may be uncovering information about our own aging process from mammals other than humans.  As our understanding of DNA progresses, researchers are looking more at specific genetic variations that may unlock information about healthy aging. For example, in a … Continue reading

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At-Home Dementia Symptom Monitoring

A new way to track aging and dementia-related symptoms from the comfort of your own home may become popular in the next few years. Scientists at the Regenstrief Institute and the IU Center for Aging Research in Indianapolis have developed … Continue reading

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Running May Lower Alzheimer’s Death Risk

A new study echoes previous findings that running 15 miles weekly may have a 40 percent risk reduction of death from Alzheimer’s disease.  The study also found that eating three or more pieces of fruit a day had a 60 … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Slow Aging

Researchers have found that women who eat a more Mediterranean style food tend to age at a slower rate. A Mediterranean diet consists of many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, olive oil, and moderate … Continue reading

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Importance of Exercise Emphasized by Expert

Exercise as a health decline prevention method has been highly stressed by the chief exercise physiologist with San Antonio Health, Bob Barnard.  He noted that every movement can be seen as an improvement to the quality of life and an … Continue reading

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Focus on Tau Protein to Aid Alzheimer’s Treatment

Scientists are taking a second look at the protein known as tau, found to be responsible for the tangles that form in the brains of people who have Azheimer’s disease.  The tau protein has received less attention than the more commonly … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

Researchers followed more than 1,000 men during a 40-year period to find that those who self-reported sleep disturbances were more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. Because research has shown that regular good night’s sleep … Continue reading

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Sugar-Sweetened Sodas and Their Relation to Aging

A new study by researchers at the University of California – San Francisco has revealed that sugary sodas prematurely age white blood cells, indicating that drinking one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda per day could lead to about 4.6 years of extra aging over … Continue reading

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