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Secret to long life found in 115-year-old woman's blood - NaturalNews.com

Secret to long life found in 115-year-old woman's blood - NaturalNews.com | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Secret to long life found in 115-year-old woman's blood
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Feel helpless against Alzheimer’s disease? You can do something to help prevent it

Feel helpless against Alzheimer’s disease? You can do something to help prevent it | Life Extension | Scoop.it
We should all feel empowered to take steps to keep our brains and bodies healthy, says neuroscientist and novelist Lisa Genova.
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Rejuvenate Cells by Growing New Mitochondria | Life Extension

Rejuvenate Cells by Growing New Mitochondria | Life Extension | Life Extension | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented breakthrough, a compound has been discovered that promotes the growth of new mitochondria structures within aging cells.
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Why Age? Should We End Aging Forever?

Watch part 2 by CGPGrey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C25qzDhGLx8 If you could decide today... how long do you want to live? Thanks so much for help wit
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Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Researchers zero in on more than a dozen factors that can predict how fast you’re aging—and have ideas about how to age more slowly
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Few Stop To Bathe In The Modern Fountain Of Youth

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I don't think this is the one I posted earlier but there is some good stuff at the bottom so I didn't want to take the chance of not posting it.
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Healthy Aging - Harvard Health

Healthy Aging - Harvard Health | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Authoritative health information, drawing on the expertise of the 8,000 faculty physicians at the Harvard Medical School and its world-famous affiliated hospitals.
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10 centenarians share secrets to long life

10 centenarians share secrets to long life | Life Extension | Scoop.it
BALTIMORE — As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T’s drive through the streets of Baltimore. She wore he
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I posted this because it was interesting to see Ruth Gore who was soon to be 100.  The article speaks of the importance of genes in determining longevity and I discovered this article while googling Mary Gore who lived near my home in Cirencester from the 16th century into the 18th century.  She was reported to have reached her 14th decade.
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Can naked mole rats teach us the secrets to living longer?

Can naked mole rats teach us the secrets to living longer? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Why does a mole rat live 30 years but a mouse only three? With $1.5 billion in the bank, Google’s anti-aging spinout Calico is rich enough to find out.
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The world's oldest man has been found, but he just wants to die

The world's oldest man has been found, but he just wants to die | Life Extension | Scoop.it
The world’s oldest man has been named as Indonesian Mbah Gotho, who is 145 years old, with documentation that says he was born in 1870.  Mr Gotho said he began preparing for his death in 1992, even having a gravestone made, but 24 years later he is still alive.   He has now outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives and his children. 
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Just wow really
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Why Do We Accumulate Senescent Cells Anyway?

Why Do We Accumulate Senescent Cells Anyway? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
One component of aging is the damage caused by senescent cells, those that have stopped dividing, have not destroyed themselves in a form of programmed cell death or otherwise been...
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Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A Mediterranean-style diet may slow memory loss, even if adopted late in life
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The Power of Ketones for Brain Health (Alzheimer's, Keto, Ketogenic, Ketopia)

Watch how our bodies can adapt to burning ketones for energy that fuels our cells including brain cells when glucose fails. Don't settle for living with Alzheimer's ...
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I keep hearing about ketones but I didn't realise what they were till I saw this video.

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Is PQQ the Next Nutrient Superstar? |

Is PQQ the Next Nutrient Superstar? | | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Introduction Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a novel vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that is showing a wide range of benefits to brain and body
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Effects of (−)-epicatechin on molecular modulators of skeletal muscle growth and differentiation

Effects of (−)-epicatechin on molecular modulators of skeletal muscle growth and differentiation | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Sarcopenia is a notable and debilitating age-associated condition. Flavonoids are known for their healthy effects and limited toxicity. The flavanol (−)-epicatechin (Epi) enhances exercise capacity in mice and Epi-rich cocoa improves skeleta
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There you have it.  Chocolate.  This may be a remedy for aging that could quite easily be overdone though.
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This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Eating fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, fish and olive oil help cells stay biologically young
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Maintaining telomere length is one of the trickiest issues so this is interesting.
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The Modern-Day Zinc Deficiency Epidemic

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Zinc deficiency.  Maybe.  It is something that I wouldn't think of supplementing straight away, and I have heard of some of these symptoms before.
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Anti-Aging | Knowledge of Health

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I don't know how accurate this page is.  I am a little sceptical for some reason, but still an interesting read.
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Gut bacteria affect ageing

Gut bacteria affect ageing | Life Extension | Scoop.it
It loses its pigments, its motor skills and mental faculties decline, it gets cancer – the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) struggles with the same signs of old age that affect many other living creatures. Researcher
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The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever

The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Source: www.collective-evolution.com | Original Post Date: June 19, 2015 -



A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age.

The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was lo
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Jonathan Swift pointed out long ago that failing eyesite would be an inevitable consequence of extended lifespan.  Problem solved.
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Eating for Longevity

Eating for Longevity | Life Extension | Scoop.it
What makes some people live longer than others? Studies suggest that diet is one of the important contributors to longevity and a healthy life.
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Researchers identify precise cause of muscle weakness and loss due to aging.

Researchers identify precise cause of muscle weakness and loss due to aging. | Life Extension | Scoop.it
As humans grow older, they lose strength and muscle mass.  Skeletal muscle weakness and atrophy are among the most pervasive and disruptive effects of aging. In nearly all people, even elite athlet...
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Good news.  All those tomatoes that didn't turn red this year have a use after all.

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Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies

Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies | Life Extension | Scoop.it

Supplementation with resveratrol at doses achievable in the diet may boost mental function, but pterostilbene may be even more potent for brain boosting benefits, suggests new studies in mice.

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