Two Studies Show Lutein May Offer Cognitive and Mental Focus Benefits

In recent weeks, two new studies were published on the benefits of lutein for cognitive function and mental focus. In the first study, researchers explored whether dietary approaches may have benefits for cognitive health, especially in midlife and for overweight individuals. The researchers found that individuals who consumed avocados wereRead …

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NAD+ Study Shows How the Supplement Slows the Aging Process in Werner Syndrome

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A new study on NAD+ adds insight into the aging process and how this particular supplement assists the body in cleaning up aging cells. Researchers studied Werner Syndrome, a particularly difficult disease associated with accelerated aging. Patients with Werner Syndrome have early signs of aging, such as grey hair, wrinkledRead …

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Exposure to Blue Light may Accelerate Aging in the Brain and Retinas

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New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism becauseRead …

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Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Review in a Neurological Outpatient Setting

Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients

As more states legalize medical cannabis, clinicians are seeking more information on how it may affect elderly populations for chronic conditions associated with aging. In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers evaluated medical cannabis’ (MC) efficacy and adverse effects (AE) in patients 75 years of age or older.Read …

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Higher Protein Intake Associated with Reduced Disability in Old Age

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Aging adults are the fastest growing age group in Western societies. As such, the risk of disability that prevents older individuals from taking care of daily basic functions is high. In this study, published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers explored how protein intake helps people maintain independence.Read …

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