Aging Archive

Severe deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life is relatively uncommon in developed nations, but modest deficiency is very common and often not taken seriously. A new research published online in the FASEB Journal, however, may change this thinking as it examines moderate selenium deficiency and vitamin K deficiency to show how damage […]

FASEBJ.org – A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise. Specifically, the report shows that protein drinks after aerobic exercise increases the training effect after six weeks, when compared to carbohydrate drinks. Additionally, this study suggests […]

AASMNET.org – A study in the May 1, 2011 issue of the journal Sleep describes how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life. The findings suggest that women and men who begin sleeping more or less than 6 to 8 hours per night […]

AAN.com – Being overweight or obese during middle age may increase the risk of certain dementias, according to a new research study published in the May 3, 2011 print issue of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Currently, 1.6 billion adults are overweight or obese worldwide and over 50 percent of […]

JAMA / Archives – Higher vitamin D levels in the blood appear to be associated with a decreased risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration among women younger than 75 years, according to a report in the April 2011 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, late-onset disease that results in […]

Brisk walking for 30 to 50 minutes three or four times per week improved blood flow through to the brain as much as 15 percent in women age 60 and older, according to a recent 3-month study of 16 women. Rong Zhang, the lead researcher in the study conducted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s Institute […]