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KLRI Releases 3rd Annual Report On Year's Top Longevity Research Findings
Date:5/12/2009

Vitamin D Deficiency Particularly Concerning in Older Americans

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) released its third annual report on top longevity research findings over the last year. Link to the report here:

http://www.kronosinstitute.org/publications/reports/sos_2009.cfm

Director S. Mitchell Harman, Ph.D. was joined by Carey Gleason, Ph.D., Associate Scientist/Geriatric Neuropsychologist from the University of Wisconsin and Arthur Weltman, Ph.D., Professor for the Department of Human Services and Department of Medicine, University of Virginia to discuss the findings. Leading aging research institutes and advocacy groups attended the event.

"KLRI continues its mission to bring top longevity research from the laboratory to patient care with the release of our annual report," said Harman. "We have seen many advances in our understanding of the aging process this year. This research is the cornerstone of our ability as scientists and doctors to help people live longer, healthier lives."

The state of the science report "Grey is the New Gold 2009: Optimism in Longevity Science" explored the following issues.

Vitamin D. Vitamin D is turning out to be a critically important vitamin for all aspects of health, particularly those related to aging. Low levels have been linked to urinary incontinence, problems swallowing (dysphagia), breathing ability (increasing the risk of pneumonia), age-related macular degeneration, dementia, influenza and several cancers, including colon, breast and prostate. Yet 40 to 100 percent of elderly men and women living in the community, and more than half
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