Category Archives for Aging

Longer Life Through Lower Blood Sugar

Many experiments and studies on life extension have found the interesting and important result that lowering blood glucose (blood sugar) and/or restricting dietary carbohydrates means longer life. This

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Much of Aging Is Just Poor Health Habits

Aging means a deterioration in the body and an increasing propensity to breakdown and disease. Scientists who study aging are keen to discover the driving force(s) that cause it, but they often seem to

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Rapamycin Anti-Aging Medicine: An Interview with Alan S. Green, M.D.

Rapamycin, a drug used as an immunosuppressant in the treatment of organ transplant patients, may be the most potent life-extension drug currently available, and the practice of rapamycin anti-aging medicine

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Blood Pressure Drugs Extend Lifespan

Common and cheap blood pressure drugs extend lifespan in animals by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. This pathway for life extension is both different from other pathways, such as mTOR or the insulin/IGF-1

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Grey Hair Reversal

I once asked whether there was a cure for grey (or gray) hair. There might be, because my hair is turning dark, or at least darker, and might be a case of grey hair reversal. What occasioned that article

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Why Older Men Should Lift Weights

Aging means loss of muscle. Men at the age of 80 have typically lost 50% of the muscle they had in youth. Let me emphasize – 50%. That sad statistic shows why strength training is crucial, and why

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Anti-Aging Drugs Rapamycin and Metformin Decrease Iron

Anti-aging drugs rapamycin and metformin decrease iron. Rapamycin and metformin are the most touted drugs with the potential to increase human lifespan. The noted scientist aging research Vladimir Anissimov

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Ketone Supplements Extend Lifespan

Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets Eating a very low-carbohydrate diet results in the production of ketones, which the body uses as an alternative fuel source; hence very low-carbohydrate diets (VLCKD)

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Guest Post: Fitness Challenges of Older People and How to Overcome Them

By Gary Baker Being an older fellow and trying to be physically fit can be a daunting combination. However, speaking as someone that started his journey at the age of 47, I feel I have some important experiences

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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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