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An Unlikely Combo Increases Lifespan by 36 Per Cent

By |2018-08-16T16:36:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|Lifestyle|

One of the hallmarks of aging is cellular senescence. Cells lose the ability to divide, differentiate, and replicate — yet stubbornly refuse to die.

These senescent cells not only lose function, but interfere with processes that create new cells when old ones die. They also harm nearby healthy cells by secreting pro-inflammatory factors and other tissue-damaging molecules.

Senescent cells don’t normally form before we’re past the age of 60, but they can arise in obese individuals and those with chronic diseases at a much earlier age. Whatever the reason you develop these “zombie cells” that refuse to die, they drive the aging […]

Can Some People Stop Aging Completely? “Yes,” Italian Researchers Say

By |2018-08-02T13:15:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|

When Italian researchers analyzed the health and mortality of Italian seniors, they came to a startling conclusion: As far as longevity and life expectancy goes, quite a few of the people in their study had stopped aging.

They had reached what the researchers call a “mortality plateau.”

While other seniors kept experiencing an increased risk of dying with each passing year, the risk for these non-aging folks had leveled off. Their chances of dying from one year to the next stayed the same even as they got older and older.

As a result, the researchers believe that although the oldest person on record […]

Put Your Hands Together and Live Almost Four Years Longer

By |2018-07-20T02:09:37+00:00July 19th, 2018|Lifestyle|

The late Dr. Cyril Clarke was a renowned British physician, geneticist and professor of medicine. After 1984, with the explosive increase in the number of people living beyond 100, he began to take a great interest in human longevity.

He wondered whether extended lifespans were related to the decline of religious faith and belief in the afterlife. Perhaps, he considered, loss of faith motivated people to live longer in this life.

On the other hand, many centenarians are deeply religious. So what do we find when we look at the facts? Keep reading. . .

In the US, Lynn Adler, founder of the […]

If You Want to Stay Young, be a Kidult

By |2018-06-07T11:17:28+00:00June 7th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you’re looking for a secret recipe to feel younger and enjoy a longer, happier life, here’s an answer that’s straightforward, painless and cheap.

All you have to do is think young, act young and indulge in nostalgia.

Maybe this sounds too good to be true, but it’s the finding of a recent survey, and it’s backed up by a research psychologist.

Make Silly Faces

For the survey, 2000 British adults were asked about the health effects of youthful behavior and the habit of indulging in nostalgia.

Three out of four believed it was important, now and again, to forget they were adults.

The respondents created […]