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  1. Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    As we age, our risk for a number of health complications increases. Neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, potentially terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease and metabolic disorders such as fatty liver disease and diabetes are just a few of the health hurdles that many seniors will have to face. Scientists have long struggled with understanding the mechanisms underlying aging...
  2. Dietary Flavonoids May Help Preserve Lung Health

    Dietary Flavonoids May Help Preserve Lung Health

    Flavonoids are a diverse group of plant chemicals, known as phytonutrients, that are found in most all fruits and vegetables. While flavonoids have been known to have a number of health benefits due to their antioxidant powers, new research has shown that they may also play a role in promoting lung health. As we age, lung function naturally declines. In fact...
  3. Serotonin and Memory: New Insights May Lead to Future Therapies for Cognitive Decline

    Serotonin and Memory: New Insights May Lead to Future Therapies for Cognitive Decline

    In the United States alone, over 16 million people live with some form of cognitive impairment. While age is the greatest risk factor, with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia being the leading causes, cognitive decline bears no limitation to any specific demographic. Conditions such as brain injury, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia and stroke are all known to be accompanied by signs of...
  4. Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol is powerful phytoalexin, a group of naturally occurring antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds produced by plants, that can be found in red wine, raw cacao, pistachios, peanuts, and dark berries such as red grapes, blueberries and muscadines. Like other antioxidants, resveratrol can help the body to fight and repair cellular damage. Research over the past decade has indicated that resveratrol...
  5. New Evidence Shows That Antibiotics Shorten Lifespan

    New Evidence Shows That Antibiotics Shorten Lifespan

    Due to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics have received an increasing amount of attention in recent years. It is well-known that antibiotics interrupt the millions of microorganisms that make up our body’s natural gut flora. Recent research has shown that the microbiota in our gastrointestinal tract plays a crucial role in maintaining immune function, hormonal balance and even...
  6. Resveratrol and Depression: Recent Research Offers Hope for New Treatments

    Resveratrol and Depression: Recent Research Offers Hope for New Treatments

    Resveratrol, a compound most commonly know to be found in grapes and wine, has been hailed in research as a potential future treatment benefiting everything from cellular health to cardiovascular health. Many of these health benefits appear to be linked to the compound's anti-inflammatory actions. According to new research on resveratrol and depression, this safe and natural supplement may also be...
  7. Old Human Cells Rejuvenated by Resveratrol-like Compounds

    Old Human Cells Rejuvenated by Resveratrol-like Compounds

    The anti-aging industry pulls in billions of dollars every year with promises of helping people preserve both health and beauty. While beauty products offer to keep us young with creams and serums, scientists suggest that youth comes from the inside out. What we feed our cells can make all the difference in whether they stay young and healthy over our...
  8. Osteoporosis in Men: A Serious Yet Often Overlooked Disease

    Osteoporosis in Men: A Serious Yet Often Overlooked Disease

    Osteoporosis is a disease where the density of your bones falls to a critical point where they are so weak that even mild physical impact can fracture them. Some people do not experience any symptoms of osteoporosis until they break a bone in a situation that would not have harmed them when they were younger. Osteoporosis is considered an age-related...
  9. Gut Health and Healthy Aging Intrinsically Linked

    Gut Health and Healthy Aging Intrinsically Linked

    One of the largest human microbiota studies ever conducted has found a strong correlation between gut health and healthy aging. According to the study, people who live to 100 have unique gut microbiome ecosystems similar to those found in healthy 30-year-olds. This study is just the latest in a growing body of research into the myriad of beneficial effects of...
  10. Biology Behind Osteoporosis Revealed in New Study

    Biology Behind Osteoporosis Revealed in New Study

    A new study published in the journal PNAS has uncovered the biology behind age-related bone loss. Researchers from Zhejiang University in China and the University of Alabama in Birmingham found that a protein known as Cbf-beta is essential at controlling the rate at which new bone cells replace old, dying cells. Understanding Age-Related Bone Loss Age-related bone loss is a progressive and...

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