A compound found in apples can help slow down aging, reveals study

In a previous study published in Nature Medicine, scientists at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, noticed that senolytics - which are molecules that target and destroy senescent cells to slow down or prevent the aging process - can effectively prolong an individual's lifespan and improve their health

A compound found in apples can help slow down aging, reveals studyNew research has identified a natural compound found in many types of fruit, such as apples and strawberries, and vegetables that can slow down the ageing process. One key factor in the ageing process is known as ‘cellular senescence,’ or the ageing of the cell. When a cell enters this stage, it is no longer […]

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals study

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre may be the much needed remedy to reduce brain inflammation

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals studyAs mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’sIt affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation. Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily or secondarily affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted

On World Alzheimer’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) puts five common misconceptions about the disease to rest

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted  Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are a number of conditions labelled as dementias, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia just affects your memory When people think of the word dementia, then tend to also think of memory problems, but it’s […]

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy aging

Being free of disease or infirmity is not a requirement for healthy ageing as many older adults have one or more health conditions that, when well controlled, have little influence on their well-being

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy agingHealthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Everybody can experience healthy ageing. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy ageing “as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.” Functional ability is about […]

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?

Onions contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids. Antioxidants are believed to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are thought to contribute to the aging process. For example, free radicals may destroy the hair follicles and lead to thinning and loss of the hair

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?Hair loss is very common and may involve bald patches, complete baldness or gradual thinning. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million men and women in the United States have some degree of hair loss. Fast facts on onion juice for hair loss: Onions contain certain minerals, which may be good for […]

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageing

Experts state that it is never too late to take up exercising to keep the body fit or learning new things to keep the mind sharp. While ageing is a natural process among all living organisms, many people fear the uncertainty of it. Being exposed to misconceptions about growing old certainly does not help either

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageingHere are five such myths that you should stop believing: Older adults have no interest in sex Erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness may occur due to age-related health problems and medication use, which can often reduce the frequency of sexual activity. Despite this, experience combined with increased intensity are possible factors that can increase sexual […]

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart disease

According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology, people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart diseaseAre wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for cardiovascular mortality (CVD). “You can’t see or feel risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension,” says study author Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of […]

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’

We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Experts state that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’  The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad hosted an international workshop on ‘Reframing the Biological Clock’ as part of a project funded under Wellcome Foundation UK Small Projects Grant for 2018. Researchers from the Institute are working on a pilot research looking at the how age and ageing are conceptualised in assisted reproduction. Principal Investigator […]

Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system young

The findings, outlined in two papers in the journal Aging Cell, showed that the cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength with age while maintaining stable levels of body fat and cholesterol. In men, testosterone levels remained high

Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system youngCycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not exercise regularly. More surprisingly, the anti-ageing effects of cycling appeared to extend […]
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