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Life Lessons from Those Who Have Walked the Walk

Life Lessons from Those Who Have Walked the Walk | Longevity science | Scoop.it

These individuals over 70 years old have some tips for you to live a life that you will feel good about in 20, 30, 50 years. What can you learn from someone who has been around the block?

 

"Clearly, these people had something to say. The problem is, no one’s been willing to listen,” said Pillemer. His ongoing study, which he calls “The Legacy Project,” has given a voice to the unheard — and turned some conventional thinking about aging on its head.”

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How to Extend Lifespan | Steven Pearson

How to Extend Lifespan | Steven Pearson | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Steps you can take to extend your lifespan...

 

“We all have a pretty basic idea of what we should do to stay healthy. Those basic ideas are a primary factor in our current calculated lifespan. Everything you have been through, and everything you will go through will determine how many years you have left on the clock. Taking it further, those same factors will determine how many of those years will be healthy.

 

In order to truly extend your lifespan, you've got to take the reins, make the right choices, and raise the bar on what it means to stay healthy. Treat aging as a disease, not a process.”

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Potential for Combating Loss of Muscle Mass

Potential for Combating Loss of Muscle Mass | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Myostatin  is a muscle-inhibiting protein. There is evidence that the gene responsible for this protein is involved with the loss of muscle mass that human experience with age.

 

In a mouse experiment, researchers found that “Mice with the myostatin gene removed grow more muscle." Using this knowledge, scientists have been working on therapies to combat muscle loss.

 

Here is another confirmation that myostatin is involved in age-related changes in muscle mass and strength via its effect on stem cells...

 

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With Extra Gene, Mice are Footloose and Cancer Free

With Extra Gene, Mice are Footloose and Cancer Free | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Since when is boosting fat an anti-aging secret? Well, there is finally good news on the fat front. Brown fat is hyperactive and burns energy. Yes, it's true! These researchers learned more about tumor suppressors and suggest future treatments may boost brown fat to fight aging and cancer.

 

"In a perfect world, we could eat to our heart's content without sacrificing our health and good looks, and now it appears that maybe we can. Mice with an extra dose of a known anti-cancer gene lose weight even as their appetites grow."

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Study Uncovers Resveratrol’s Probable Mechanism Of Action - Nutraceuticals World

Study Uncovers Resveratrol’s Probable Mechanism Of Action - Nutraceuticals World | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Resveratrol, how does it work? Unlike previously thought, it does not directly activate sirtuin 1 (protein associated with aging). Instead, it may inhibit other enzymes that help regulate cell energy.

 

"National Institutes of Health researchers and their colleagues have identified how resveratrol, a naturally occurring chemical found in red wine and other plant products, may confer its health benefits."

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The Apparent Ceiling on Lifespan

The Apparent Ceiling on Lifespan | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Although people are living longer as a group, the maximum lifespan seems to be fixed at 114. Why?

 

There are a number of potential explanations, but we may find that today’s predictions and reasons are completely irrelevant in tomorrow's world.

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Sunshine vitamin supplements could boost critically ill survival rates

Sunshine vitamin supplements could boost critically ill survival rates | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Vitamin D supplementation could help to boost survival rates of critically ill patients in hospital intensive care units, suggest researchers.
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Middle aged people the 'pinnacle of evolution' - Telegraph

Middle aged people the 'pinnacle of evolution' - Telegraph | Longevity science | Scoop.it

What about this: “Middle-aged people can do more, earn more and, in short, they run the world”


Don’t despair the rearranging of fat deposits and the gradual decline of some physical characteristics that accompany middle age, says this author. Instead, celebrate the continued cognitive development and success that goes along with life experience.

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Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations

Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations | Longevity science | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill health, pushing up healthcare costs and piling more pressure on health systems,...

 

While obesity in some countries has stabilized, this is not true in the US and Canada. The cost is high. “Experts say severely obese people die on average eight to 10 years sooner than people at normal weight, with every 15 extra kg increasing risk of early death by around 30 percent.”

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Neuroscientists boost memory using genetics, new memory-enhancing drug - Baylor College of Medicine

Neuroscientists boost memory using genetics, new memory-enhancing drug http://t.co/0gBCRdcd #memory #longevity #aging...
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