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Study Of 1,000 38-year-olds Shows ‘Biological Age’ Ranges From 30 To 60

Members of the first graduation class of Tuscarora High School toss their mortar boards into the air after the completion of the commencement ceremony held in the school's gym Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Leesburg, Va. How will they age in 20 years? (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) A team of researchers led by Duke [...]

By |2016-03-24T05:23:40+11:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Do Meth Addicts Appear to Age So Rapidly?

By now, most of us have seen the shocking before and after pics of people addicted to methamphetamines. Exactly what is happening inside each cell to cause such striking changes to a person’s face and body? Meth, scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology and UC Irvine say, causes abnormalities in the fat metabolism of [...]

By |2015-02-20T23:04:05+11:00February 20th, 2015|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sugary Soft Drinks Linked to Accelerated Aging

You knew that drinking sugary sodas could lead to obesity, diabetes and heart attacks — but, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, it may also speed up your body’s aging process. - Lindsey Bever via Study: Sugary sodas linked to accelerated aging - The Washington Post.

Severe depression linked to increased aging process

New research suggests that people suffering from major depressive disorder may age significantly faster, compared with people who do not suffer from depression. This is according to a study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Severe depression linked to increased aging process - Medical News Today.

Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging. via Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging | ucsf.edu.

Videogame May Help Rejuvenate Elderly Brains

If keeping the brain spry were as simple as pumping iron, everyone would want to own the ultimate piece of cognitive exercise equipment. But designing activities to reverse the mental effects of aging is tricky. A new videogame created by neuroscientists shows promise in reversing some signs of decline. Now, the researchers behind it aim [...]

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