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Antioxidants used for longevity

A natural antioxdant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) lacking in mice paves the way towards new treatment for brain degenerative diseases. It is known that oxidative damage plays an important role in brain degeneration of the kind seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Researchers, in California, have developed a mouse model for studying oxidative damage and how...

Smoking stripes longevity

Scientists have devised that each cigarette cuts on average 12 minutes off the life of a smoker. It is based on the difference in life expectancy between smokers and non-smokers and an estimate of the total number of cigarettes a regular male smoker might consume in a lifetime. ....The researchers, from the Univeristy of Bristol, took their figures on life expectancy from a major study of the imp...

HDL - Key to Longevity

Families who live long and healthy lives probably have significantly larger high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles, according to a new study. //Lipoproteins are the particles that carry fat through the blood. ..Previous studies suggest genetic determinants are highly heritable. This study's goal was to identify the specific biological or genetic factors that de...

Genes to Extend Longevity Discovered

Calorie restriction seems to be the key to extend the lifespan of many species through Sir2 gene.//.. ..Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston and University of California, Davis, screened for genes that could increase yeast lifespan via Sir2 gene. According to the study published today in the advance online edition of Science, “Yeast and Drosophila lacking the Sir2 gene do not live lon...

Important parameters of life: Longevity and quality: both improved by exercise

“The grapes are sour!” is a very famous saying which refers to an attitude when we know something is good but are unable to achieve it and so feign that we are not concerned about it//. ..The same can be said about exercise! Everybody knows it's good; yet many people still avoid it, forgoing its potential health benefits. ..Contrary to the above statement researchers at the University of Illinoi...

Positive Emotions lead To Life Longevity

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have reported in the Journal Psychological bulletin that having positive emotions and being happy protects from chronic illness and gives better health and long life.// This research study was led by Professor Sheldon Cohen team who found that emotions had a direct impact on health as they feel that it enhances the immune system and also protects from p...

Women Are One-upping Men in the Longevity Game!

Women were the lesser mortals, with a lower life expectancy, until very recently, when things seem to be changing for the fair-sex. //In 2006 especially, there appears to be a surge in the life expectancy rates of women the world over, so much so that they seem to have beaten men to it! ....This change is particularly evident in developed nations and the gap seems to be narrowing in most Western...

Mother’s Age Could Determine Longevit

People born to young mothers are more likely to live long, research suggests.Two researchers, from the University of Chicago's Center on Aging// told at the Chicago Actuarial Association meeting, that the age at which a mother gives birth has a major impact on how long her child will live. ....Drs. Leonid Gavrilov and Natalia Gavrilova reported that the chances of being alive up to the ripe old a...

Wine, Women And Longevity

A study was conducted on women in their 70's to observe the relationship between alcohol consumption and survival in older women. This study followed nearly 12,000 women in// their 70’s over a 6 year period.The finding reports that moderate alcohol intake (1-2 drinks/day for 3-6 days/week, depending on alcoholic content) may lead to increased quality of life and survival in older women. ....Th...

Supercentenarian Center to study longevity

The Supercentenarian Research Foundation has been set up in Pittsburgh by a team of scientists to study the people aged more than 110 years. //The aim is to unearth the secrets of their long life and to develop tactics to conquer the aging effects and have an improved quality of life for these people. .."The longer we wait, the more they're going to die and we will lose that information," said D...

Even 6 months or more of hormone therapy treatment does not impact longevity of prostate cancer patients

Prostate cancer patients who receive treatment by way of radiation or surgery with hormone therapy that goes above a 6 month period, does not impact longevity when compared// to patients who have received the treatment for a shorter duration, a recent study has revealed. .. .."Many patients with high risk prostate cancer are treated with two or more years of hormone therapy based on studies perf...

Is Growth Hormone – a Key to Longevity

No - there is no proof for growth hormone therapy’s anti-aging powers – says a team of US scientists from Stanford University, after analyzing 31 scientific papers based on growth hormone.// ..'There is certainly no data out there to suggest that giving growth hormone to an otherwise healthy person will make him or her live longer, we did find, however, that there was substantial potential for a...

Reasonable Quantities Of Wine May Increase Longevity

Wine if consumed in moderate quantities is expected to aid in longevity of life. This was divulged by the Netherlands study called as the Zutphen Study.// ..According to this study, a minimal intake of wine is said to lower cardiovascular deaths and increase the life span in middle aged men when compared to other types of alcohol. This is the first time that a specific genre of alcohol is attrib...

Regular Sex Increases Longevity in Men

Regular sex really is a good thing at least for men. ......A new study by researchers at the University of Taiwan has found that regular sex helps men live a long life. Unfortunately for women, this doesnt apply to the fairer sex. ......The study, led by Dr Huang-Kuang Chen, found that men have about 50 percent chance of living past the ripe old age of 80 if they have sex at least once a week...

Super Fruit Fly may Harbor Hope for Human Longevity

Researchers at USC and Caltech have spectacularly slowed aging in fruit flies with a new technique that shows general promise in pharmaceutical development . ......In a triumph for pests, scientists have found out how to make the fruit fly live longer. ......But the development may still have something for humans. As reported online in Nature Chemical Biology, the discovery that a single protei...

Common Desert Shrub may Increase Longevity

A study on mice has shown that a synthetic derivative of a common North American desert shrub, creosote, may help boost the odds of living longer. ......University of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller says that the compound derived from creosote is called NDGA. ......While presenting the preliminary results of the study at the annual meeting of the American Aging Association, he said that m...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

A new research has shown just how a sensible diet, exercise and weight control helps people live a longer life. ......Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute have found that all these factors increase longevity by reducing signalling through a specific pathway in the brain. ......This insulin-like pathway governs growth and metabolic processes in cells throughout the body. The pathway...
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