Category Archives for Aging

Control Your Mitochondria or They Will Control You

Mitochondria are small organelles within cells, popularly known as the powerhouses of the cell, since their main function is to burn energy. With a few exceptions, such as red blood cells, every cell in

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Is Alcohol an Anti-Aging Drug?

The consumption of alcohol has been shown, over and over again, to be associated with substantially lower death rates, especially from heart disease. Since aging is the biggest risk factor for the main

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Fasting Cleans the Brain

Intermittent fasting, or going without food for some period of time, has many benefits. Fasting lowers the level of the hormone insulin, which then allows fat-burning to take place. Weight loss is one

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Geroprotectors: Anti-Aging Molecules

Geroprotectors are molecules that have been shown to slow aging and/or extend lifespan in experimental animals. A group of mainly Russian scientists have collaborated on a website that lists all known

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Anti-Aging Studies Are Seriously Compromised

Valter Longo, the noted scientist in aging research, has published a number of studies about fasting as an anti-aging measure. He’s developed a fasting-mimicking diet to be used for extended fasts,

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Coffee, Whiskey, and Cigars Longevity Diet

It’s common for people who have lived a long time to divulge their “longevity secrets”, but in most cases they nor anyone else really knows what the answers to their long lives are. In

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Young Blood, Aging, and Iron

The by-now famous experiments that have tied the circulations of young and old animals together, showing the rejuvenating effects of “young blood”, have also shown that the harmful effects

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How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Slows Aging

Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets (LCHF) have many health benefits. They can cause weight loss in overweight people without hunger, and improve insulin resistance and dramatically improve diabetes. Even

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The Truth About the Blue Zones

The so-called Blue Zones are regions where there’s a high proportion of very old people, nonagenarians and centenarians.  Is that really the truth about the Blue Zones? The number of Blue Zones

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New Young Blood Study Implicates Iron in Aging

Executive Summary Surgically joining the circulatory systems of a young and an old mouse may rejuvenate the old mouse A new study finds that benefit to the older mouse are much smaller than harm to the

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Targeting Hypercoagulation for Anti-Aging

Coagulation (clotting) of the blood is an important process that keeps us from bleeding by stopping blood flow in a timely fashion. It’s intricately regulated by dozens of proteins, with positive

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Self-Stereotypes and How to Overcome Them

Stereotypes are empirical generalizations, and they are largely true. That’s how they got to be stereotypes. As such, they can be useful guides when dealing with other people, even other things.

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How Iron and Bacteria Combine to Promote Aging

Microbes in normally sterile body sites One of the more remarkable developments in recent years in the field of health and aging is the recognition that bacteria and other microbes such as fungi can be

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The Garbage Catastrophe of Aging and How to Avoid It

Aging just is damage accumulation Aging is the accumulation of damage and nothing more. As the level of damage rises, cells and the tissue made from them function poorly, and this in turn causes increased

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Cracking the Aging Code: The Science Book of the Year

In his new book, Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old and What It Means for Staying Young, Josh Mitteldorf, who has studied aging for decades and writes about it at his website, explores

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The 80/20 Rule in Fighting Aging and Obesity

Vilfredo Pareto first formulated the rule named after him, the Pareto Principle, or as it’s now often known, the 80/20 Rule. The rule states that in many phenomena, 20% of the inputs generate 80%

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