Category Archives for Aging

Could the Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption Be Due to Its Bactericidal Effect?

Note to the reader: I published this piece recently elsewhere, but since it probably won’t be seen by many people, I’m publishing it here. Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with better

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Your Life Expectancy May Be Greater Than You Think

Your life expectancy may be greater than you think, among the reasons the fact that you read this website. And that’s not only or even mainly because of the information I’ve written about –

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with Rapamycin

Alan S. Green, M.D.  is one of the nation’s only doctors who practices anti-aging medicine using rapamycin. Dr. Green has expanded his practice into the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease,

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When to Collect Social Security Depends on Your Life Expectancy

One of the decisions one must make as one ages is when to collect a pension, such as Social Security in the U.S. Since we’re all about anti-aging and lifespan here at Rogue Health and Fitness, I

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Will Viagra and Cialis Extend Lifespan?

Viagra and Cialis, and a third, lesser known drug, Levitra, are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Use of these drugs is associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, and can be used as therapeutics

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Strong Bones Improve Brain Function and Slow Aging

Strong bones are usually thought of in the context of osteoporosis, the pathological thinning of bones in old age. Osteoporosis can be fatal, since it leads to hip fractures, a large fraction of which

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What an Amish Mutation Can Tell Us About Long Life

A new study found that people with a relatively rare mutation live longer than those without it. The mutation was found among the Amish people in Indiana, and what this mutation does says a lot about what

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Dietary Protein Strengthens Bones

Osteopenia – a decrease in bone mineral density – and osteoporosis – the pathological loss of bone density – are common debilities in old age, and sometimes even in not so old age.

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Obesity and Aging Are Linked

A just published paper makes the case that carbohydrate restriction with high-intensity interval training is the optimal combination to treat metabolic disease. Let’s take a look at why this combination

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Do Calorie Restriction, Fasting, and the Ketogenic Diet Have the Same Anti-Aging Effect?

Calorie restriction (CR) is the most robust and effective life-extension intervention known, and intermittent fasting shows great promise in life extension as well. (I’ve written extensively about

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Dietary Carbohydrates Promote Aging

Dietary carbohydrates are usually thought of as healthy or at worst benign, and current dietary guidelines suggest eating plenty of carbohydrates, especially grains. But are carbohydrates really healthy

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The Current Prospects of Extending Lifespan

I’ve written extensively on anti-aging and life extension, and I’ve put into practice many of the methods I’ve written about. Yet, what are the current prospects of extending lifespan?

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Vegetable Oils Promote Aging

Wrapping up a series of articles on how industrial seed oils, aka vegetable oils, endanger health and promote male infertility, this article will show how vegetable oils promote aging. Mitochondria and

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Anti-Aging Technology Hype and Reality

Many newly formed companies and ventures are in a race to find and develop anti-aging technologies, for whoever figures out how to substantially extend human lifespan can make a fortune. But it appears

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Can Eating Less Make You Live Longer?

Calorie restriction  compared with other mammals. If so, CR must extend life span on average 30% in humans. Given an average life span of 80 years, that would be 24 years. However, current human life

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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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