Archive Monthly Archives: July 2015

Excess body fat accelerates aging

Staying lean is an anti-aging prerequisite Every now and then a news report comes around about some study or other that finds that being slightly overweight is associated with lower mortality than being

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Don’t be a victim of muscle loss

Unless you take active steps, you will lose muscle One of the striking facts about men as we age is that we become less manly: we lose the vigor associated with young men, we decline in the hormone, testosterone,

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The Couch Potato Lifestyle Can Kill You

Insulin resistance is bad news Insulin resistance is a hallmark of obesity and diabetes, and occurs when cells need larger amounts of insulin than normal to take up glucose. It is also a hallmark of the

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Iron accelerates aging

Iron is a necessary nutrient, and low levels in the diet, faulty absorption, or excessive bleeding can cause low levels of iron, leading to anemia, cognitive deficits, and immune dysfunction. The blood

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Statins can affect your manhood

In the news the past week was a study that showed that cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, can affect your manhood: they decrease aggression in men, partly through lowering testosterone levels, and raise

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Fasting-mimicking diet slows aging

Prolonged fasting and a fasting-mimicking diet Restricting calorie intake (calorie restriction, CR) in experimental animals by 30% or more is the most robust and effective strategy known to date to slow

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