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High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife even levels considered only borderline elevated significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in F...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife - even levels considered only borderline elevated - significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente...

Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Men who start exercising when they are 50 can extend their life span by more than two years, Swedish researchers say. Their study found that exercising has the same benefi...

Being Single in Midlife Could Raise Risk for Dementia Later

But worrying about things could be protective, a second study suggests WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- If you are single and in your 40s, it might be a healthy idea to get hitched. A new Scandinavian study found unmarried middle-aged people are more likely to develop cognitiv...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia

Overweight and obese individuals with large bellies have double or triple the risk of dementia OAKLAND, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- People in their 40s with larger stomachs have a higher risk for dementia when they reach their 70s, according to a study published in...

Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research from the University of Chicago may help clear up some of the mysteries of Huntington's disease, including why it affects the nervous system only during adulthood. An i...

Obesity at Midlife and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

Vascular risk factors are known to play a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). However, little is known about the effect of body mass index and clustering of vascular risk factors on the development of dementia//. Recently a study, published in the October issu...

Could Midlife Alcohol Drinking Lead To Dementia ?

Some studies suggest heavy drinking increases the risk of dementia , some find light to moderate drinking may protect against the condition, // and others still find no association at all. In a study carried out among around 1,000 men and women between the ages of 65 and 79 who were followed ove...

Keys to Good Health in Old Age Begins in Midlife

Middle aged men who would like to grow old in good health should have strong grip, not overweight, a good education, and a wife, according to a recent study.// A 40-year study of nearly 6000 Japanese-American men living in the US state of Hawaii revealed nine factors that were good predictors o...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

... research indicates. High cholesterol levels in midlife were associated with an increased risk of Alzheime...eimer's disease started to go up." For those in midlife with borderline-high readings between 200 mg/dl an...velop dementia. However, there was no link between midlife obesity and later dementia. The idea behind the...

People With Huntington's Report Discrimination

..., personality changes, psychiatric issues and loss of intellectual functioning. People with Huntington's disease usually begin to show symptoms in midlife and die 15 to 20 years after diagnosis. There are no treatments to slow the disease, the researchers noted in their report, published in the June 10 i...

Low Blood Sugar Events Increase Dementia Risk in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... dementia. In effect, researchers considered only hypoglycemic episodes in midlife (at an age where dementia is virtually impossible). Even when only considering hypoglycemic episodes in midlife (mean age 52), there remained a significant association between hypoglycemi...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities

...ated with a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. Alcohol isn't the only adult beverage that may offer health benefits. Drinking coffee daily in midlife may decrease the chance of Alzheimer's and dementia in later years, according to a new Finnish study. Ths study, published in the January issue of ...

Economic status affects obesity rates in Mexican-American and white women

...rsing reveals that there is an increased risk for midlife obesity among Mexican-American and White women who...iation between child and adult economic factors on midlife obesity for Mexican-American women, study author P...ed for adult economic status. Relationship between midlife obesity, economic indicator and race/ethnic group ...

Women Using Compounded 'Bioidentical' Hormones Miss the Full Story About These Drugs

...ssor and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, where she directs The Women's Place midlife Health Center. She is a member of the Board of Editors of OBG Management , a review publication for ObGyns ( www.obgmanagement.com ). ...

December 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Happiness, Dementia and Smoking

...ut once basic needs are met, income levels don't change life satisfaction much. Among other highlights of the happiness research: midlife crisis: This plunge is real, no matter where you live or what your circumstances. According to a study of about 2 million people in nearly 80 countri...

Living with a partner reduces risk of Alzheimer's

...entia. The results show that people living with a spouse or a partner in midlife ran a 50 per cent lower risk of developing dementia than people living alon...heir entire adult life ran twice the risk, while those who were divorced in midlife and remained subsequently single ran three times the risk. Widows and wi...

Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You

...lina, is one of several researchers who have proven in recent years that it's never too late to get healthy -- and that adopting better habits even in midlife translates to less disease and a longer life. King led a recent study that evaluated the cardiovascular effects of adopting healthier habits in mid...

Hot flashes underreported and linked to forgetfulness

... Women in midlife underreport the number of hot flashes that they ex...evious research indicates that about 40 percent of midlife women report forgetfulness. A number of studie...erstood," she said. The researchers enrolled 29 midlife women with moderate to severe hot flashes in an ob...

Summer is for Sleeping? Exhausted Americans Challenged to Sleep-in on 'Longest' Day of the Year

...Obesity in Children and Adults', SLEEP, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2008 'Self-Reported Sleep Duration is Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in midlife Adults', SLEEP, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2008 (ii) Top 25 Bedding Specialists, Furniture/Today, August 2007 Contact: Sarah Panus ...

The HealthCentral Network Signs Spunky 'Midlife Gals' for Comedic Relief on Alzheimer's, Skin Care Sites

... Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com ) has recently brought on The midlife Gals, two sisters from Texas who prove that along with wrinkles and the res... said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "The midlife Gals remind us that it's OK, even therapeutic, to laugh during times of str...

Study examines the effect of epilepsy on the aging

...ognitive and brain aging in epilepsy. This oversight is important given the epidemiological evidence that risk exposure and cognitive abnormalities in midlife represent critical predictors of eventual abnormal cognitive and brain aging. If these factors exert comparable effects in people with chronic epi...

High Cholesterol in Your 40s Increases Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

...and-a-quarter times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. "High mid-life cholesterol increased the risk of Alzheimer's disease regardless of midlife diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and late-life stroke," said Solomon. Solomon says conclusions regarding high mid-life cholesterol ...

Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimer's Risk Factors

... Behaviors in midlife can have an impact decades later, studies suggest ...king, heavy smoking and high cholesterol levels in midlife are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disea...aid. "But we know that total cholesterol levels in midlife are predictive of Alzheimer's disease later in lif...

Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination

...ased on race and gender among a nationally representative sample of adults aged 25- to 74-years-old. The data was obtained from the National Survey of midlife Development in the United States. The study also revealed that women are twice as likely as men to report weight discrimination and that weight di...

Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk

... Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says WEDNESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A potbelly in middle age more than triples ...

Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

...holesterol, compared to 1.4 percent in the earlier study. "Abdominal obesity is a known predictor of stroke in women and may be a key factor in the midlife stroke surge in women," Towfighi said in a statement. The relationship makes sense, said Daniel T. Lackland, a professor of epidemiology at the Uni...

Middle Age a Low Point for Most

...ey also suggested that evidence of a happiness curve might simply reflect a midlife choice to give up long-held but no longer tenable aspirations, followed by ...er people more control over their lives. A lack of control, like someone in midlife worrying about their teenage kids going out for a drive, is the cause of a ...

For Healthier Lifestyles That Can Be Habit-Forming, Take the Meals Matter Nutrition & Fitness Challenge!

...th could hamper your hopes for a longer, active life, you're not alone. By 2030, the American Hospital Association estimates that more than 37 million midlife adults will be managing more than one chronic condition such as obesity or diabetes. Because simple food and activity changes can improve your quality...

Actress and Author Mariel Hemingway Guides Boomers on How to Make Their 'Third Age' a Healthy Age

...are in need of a healthy life makeover, from the inside and out. The contest will be online at ThirdAge.com, a website focused on serving the needs of midlife adults and rewriting the rules of getting older. The grand prize winner of the Fit and Fabulous from the Inside Out contest will receive the opportun...

Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems

...blood pressure and weight under control when you're 50. "We tested the hypothesis that higher levels of blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) in midlife would be powerful determinants of heart failure risk in later life, and that the risk posed by preceding measurements would remain even after accounti...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...ing to look better, it seems. "I suspect more midlife people are turning to anti-aging products for fina...ve been rising, Gullette points out. At their midlife income peak, 45 to 54, women may earn more than th...ame age earn. Those looking for employment at midlife can be out of work as much as a month more than th...

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

... sold as natural alternatives to hormone-replacement therapy. He notes that midlife women who consume these products perceive them as natural and safe. But wom...genistein is not as potent as HRT, Helferich said, it still poses a risk to midlife women because the amount consumed is much higher. The labels of many produc...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

... The study found that older adults with a history of excess weight in midlife or earlier had worse physical performance than those who were normal weight...dition, men and women with a history of being either overweight or obese in midlife or earlier had worse physical performance than those who didnt become overw...

Pre- and Post-menopausal Women Responses Equally to Most Sexual Desire Cues

...to endorse Love/Emotional Bonding Cues resulting in feelings of sexual desire than pre-menopausal women. The majority of studies investigating midlife women focus on negative symptoms associated with the menopausal transition, says Katie McCall, author of the study, noting that there is less understa...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...ring to look better, it seems. "I suspect more midlife people are turning to anti-aging products for fina...ave been rising, Gullette points out. At their midlife income peak, 45 to 54, women may earn more than th...same age earn. Those looking for employment at midlife can be out of work as much as a month more than th...

Hot Flashes: Studies Explore the Various Possibilities Involved

...ng – the intensity and frequency of hot flashes in midlife women. These studies are part of a five-year resea...ated with more frequent and intense hot flashes in midlife women. They now wanted to see what might be causin...sterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in midlife women. The researchers were surprised by the...

Viagra Can Create Relationship Problems as Well as Solve Them

...and Levitra are the answer to their prayers. But, according to Sexuality in midlife and Beyond,// a new report from Harvard Medical School, these pills offer n...rcourse nor a panacea for every problem in the bedroom. Sexuality in midlife and Beyond is a 48-page report edited by Alan Altman, M.D., Assistant Profe...

Alternative Therapies May Not Ease Menopause Symptoms

...here is no universal menopausal presentation or treatment, it is essential that health care professionals provide accurate information and options for midlife women." (Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1453-1465. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org.) Contact: Christine Decker 503-494-82...

Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality

...nd young people's decisions about habits like smoking or saving money that would have an effect on their health or finances later in life. In addition midlife crisis behavior among the middle aged is also explained through this research Stereotypes about aging abound in our society, Lacey says, and affec...
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