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Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular ...

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

It’s steady improvement, researchers say, and markedly better than mental health of the young ...

Lessons from Aging Chromosomes

In older people, DNA defenders known as telomeres seem to be protected by exercise, helping prolong life ... Full story

Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells

The discovery may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and other age-related disorders ... Full story

Research note: Yale researchers describe how free radicals contribute to aging

  By Bill Hathaway Aging in part is the result of oxidative damage to proteins caused by free radicals, a byproduct of interaction of our bodies and ... Full story

Early Exclusive Breastfeeding Associated with Longer Telomeres in Latino Preschoolers

UCSF Study also Implicates Soda Consumption in Accelerating Shortening ... Full story

End of life plans added to healthy ageing study

It is 10 years since Massey University researchers launched the first comprehensive survey to find out how well New Zealanders are ageing – now they want the next generation of people aged 55 and over to sign up. ... Full story

Fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol may be linked to worse brain health

•Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels may be linked to declining brain health in older adults. •The negative effect from fluctuations was found regardless of average bad cholesterol levels or use of cholesterol-lowering drugs. ... Full story

Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret

Pomegranates have proven their anti-aging potential: intestinal bacteria transform a molecule contained in the fruit with spectacular results. Although tests in humans are still underway, scientists have already published the initial promising results from animal studies in the journal Nature Medicine. ... Full story

Living Longer Associated with Living Healthier, Study of Centenarians Finds

BRONX, NY —Research has shown that the human lifespan has the potential to be extended. But would this merely mean people living longer in poor health? The upbeat findings from a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicate that those extra years could well be healthy ones. In a study of nearly 3,000 people, the onset of illness came decades later in life for centenarians than for their younger counterparts. ... Full story

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