Category Archives for Aging

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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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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