Anti-aging Archive

One year of moderate aerobic exercise can increase the size of the brain’s hippocampus in older adults, increase the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and improve spatial memory, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University. The project is considered the first study of its kind […] – A new laboratory study of the anti-aging effects of calorie restriction reveals that a likely mechanism by which calorie restriction extends lifespan is boosting the level of pyruvate in cells. The pyruvate then causes a repeated or chronic low-level oxidative stress in the body that induces a cellular response (akin to exercise stress) […]

Depending on the level of smoking and dietary vitamin C intake, vitamin E supplementation may extend the life-span of restricted groups of men, according to a study published in the journal Age and Ageing. Several large randomized trials of humans found that vitamin E supplementation does not reduce mortality. However, the average effect on mortality […]

A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosclerosis. But should these study findings scare you away from eating Nrf2-promoting dietary antioxidants found in broccoli, blueberries, and dark chocolate, or from taking the […]

Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were linked to muscle weakness and frailty in the elderly, according to two separate studies recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study carried out with older women as participants saw an improvement in muscle strength from vitamin D supplementation in the group that originally had […] – A one-year follow-up study on seniors who participated in a strength training exercise program shows sustained cognitive benefits as well as savings for the healthcare system. The research, conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, is published in the Archives of […]