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Lifespan an extended view

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I seem to be picking up a lot of pdfs today.  This one is quite lengthy but seems to contain a lot of information.

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Future of life expectancy pdf

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A rather academic view of life expectancy.  I remember some of this information from the Cheltenham science fair a few years back.

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Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease

Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A CHEAP over-the-counter painkiller may have astonishing powers to extend life, say researchers.
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I have certainly suspected this in the past.  As ibuprofen reduces inflammation and it seems probable that inflammation may play a part in aging, this would be expected.

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Stock a Natural Medicine Chest | alive

Stock a Natural Medicine Chest | alive | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Salves? Essential oils? Herbs? Learn which natural remedies you should have on hand in your medicine cabinet.
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These are a lot of handy things to have.

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How To Increase Growth Hormone Levels Naturally » 20 Ways « Boost HGH

How To Increase Growth Hormone Levels Naturally » 20 Ways « Boost HGH | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Increase growth hormone levels naturally with these 20 easy ways. If you want to know hoe to boost your HGH levels naturally you need to read this list now!
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This is a lot of options here.  Interesting that they consider D3 to be a steroid hormone rather than a plain vitamin.

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Use Free 7 Minute Workout Videos To Get Into Shape [Stuff to Watch]

Use Free 7 Minute Workout Videos To Get Into Shape [Stuff to Watch] | Life Extension | Scoop.it
In May 2013 a scientific paper emerged detailing twelve basic physical exercises that use only body weight, a chair and a wall. Published in the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the routine meets the latest requirements for "high intensity effort" – physically depleting you in just seven minutes. The success of the scientific…
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The trickiest part of extending life is naturally the hard work.  7 minutes shouldn't be all that hard, hopefully these will be a motivation.

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Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young

Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Parli Italiano? ¿Hablas Español? Can you speak more than one language? No matter how old you are, it’s not too late to learn. In fact, new research finally shows that learning a second (or third) language as an adult can help slow brain decline.
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More evidence towards the benefits of language learning for a healthy younger brain.

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Nourish your mind: The 6 Healthy Habits explained.

Nourish your mind: The 6 Healthy Habits explained. | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Nourish your mind: discover now the 6 Healthy Habits, based on the new science of health, inner peace, and purpose. Science meets traditional wisdom.
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A nice lot of interesting detail here.

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Call for further study into brain cancer drugs

Call for further study into brain cancer drugs | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Call for further study into brain cancer drugs (RT @SimplyhealthUK: Call for further study into brain cancer drugs http://t.co/9w7W8QhcGk #healthnews)...
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Snake oil Superfoods? - Information Is Beautiful

Snake oil Superfoods? - Information Is Beautiful | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Which superfoods really have super powers? An interactive data-visualisation of the best scientific evidence we could find.
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Can I increase my brain power?

Can I increase my brain power? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A billion-dollar industry has grown up around our desire to be more intelligent. But is it really possible to make yourself smarter? Oliver Burkeman investigates
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Of course keeping the brain healthy is as important as keeping the body healthy when seeking to attain greater age, hence I have posted this here.

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Lifespan

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I don't think I have already posted this pdf.  It turns out to be very interesting and puts certain correlations in alternative orders which actually make more sense.

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How to Live a Long Happy Life — 8 Insights Backed by Research

How to Live a Long Happy Life — 8 Insights Backed by Research | Life Extension | Scoop.it
One of the reasons young people do such risky things is because they think happiness declines with age so they live it up. They’re only…
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Almost passed over this article as it looked quite short but there are a lot of good links here.

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it's likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.
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I am wondering whether massive doses of resveratrol would activate the gene but not need to be taken that often.

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Howard to keep your brain healthy

Howard to keep your brain healthy | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Could sudoku, drugs and a Mediterranean diet help keep our brains fit? Ann Robinson reports on the latest neuroscience research
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100 Ways to Live Forever : Heart Health : Men's Health Spotlight : MensHealth.com

100 Ways to Live Forever : Heart Health : Men's Health Spotlight : MensHealth.com | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about preventing a heart attack, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart disease at Men’s Health.com
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HGH Supplement: Growth Factor 9

HGH Supplement: Growth Factor 9 | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Human growth hormone, or HGH, may be used by athletes, bodybuilders and celebs to look younger and build lean muscle mass, but it can be seriously pricey. Can you get the same effect without the $10,000 price tag? We explore one very promising—and wallet
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So this is what it is made of.  Surely it is far cheaper to just make your own.

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The Power of Sleep

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New research shows a good night's rest isn't a luxury--it's critical for your brain and for your health
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Rhodiola Rosea and Anti-aging

Rhodiola Rosea and Anti-aging | Life Extension | Scoop.it
One of the most exciting therapies in the field of anti-aging involves adaptogens.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb.
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This looks like it won't be too difficult to get growing in the garden.

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Highest Quality Vitamins And Supplements - Life Extension

Highest Quality Vitamins And  Supplements - Life Extension | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Life Extension is a global authority on nutrition, health and wellness. We supply only the highest quality nutritional supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, hormones and anti-aging supplements.
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Not sure if I have posted this site before.  If I have then I didn't realise how regularly they updated.

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Pesticides In Food May Be Endangering Our Publics

A new study suggests the use of biocides by food industry producers may be contributing to the growth of superbugs resistant to today’s antibacterial (RT @Biotechnology: Pesticides In Food May Be Endangering Our Public's Health, Study:
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