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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Fasting Improves Health by Affecting the Circadian Clocks in the Liver and Muscle

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting improves health by affecting circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports.Read …

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Age-Related Immunity Loss May be the “Graying” of T Cells, says Harvard Research

Age-related immunity loss is more than evident in the elderly who suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. Scientists have long known that a weakened immune system is to blame but the exact mechanisms behind this lagging immunity have remained largely unknown.Read …

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