Natural compound reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

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Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells’ ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body’s energy supply chain is a key driver of the aging process. Now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that supplementing healthy mice with a natural compound called NMN can compensate for this loss of energy production, reducing typical signs of aging such as gradual weight gain, loss of insulin sensitivity and declines in physical activity. Credit: Michael Worful

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Idosos órfãos de filhos vivos são os novos desvalidos do século XXI

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Atenção e carinho estão para a alegria da alma, como o ar que respiramos está para a saúde do corpo. Nestas últimas décadas surgiu uma geração de pais sem filhos presentes, por força de uma cultura de independência e autonomia levada ao extremo, que impacta negativamente no modo de vida de toda a família. Muitos filhos adultos ficam irritados por precisarem acompanhar os pais idosos ao médico, aos laboratórios. Irritam-se pelo seu andar mais lento e suas dificuldades de se organizar no tempo, sua incapacidade crescente de serem ágeis nos gestos e decisões Leer Más


How ‘super aging’ older adults retain youthful memory abilities

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Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators examines a remarkable group of older adults whose memory performance is equivalent to that of younger individuals and finds that certain key areas of their brains resemble those of young people. Leer Más


Shot of Inspiration — Superstar Seniors Exercise Well Into Their Golden Years

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Whether you’ve never exercised before or have simply fallen off track, it’s never too late to renew your commitment to physical activity. Even if you’re well into your senior years, you still have time to begin, as long as you’re still breathing.

Sometimes seeing the accomplishments of others can serve as a healthy dose of inspiration to get us going — if one person can do it, many others, including you, can probably do it as well. Leer Más


‘He eats everything and has never even been ill’: The 145-year-old claiming to be the oldest human in the world’s history says he is ‘ready to die’

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  • Mbah Gotho, 145 years old, started preparing for death in 1992, aged 122
  • His family has prepared a gravesite for him – near his children’s graves
  • A new interview reveals he has outlived 10 siblings as well as four wives
  • But he now says: ‘What I want is to die. My grandchildren are independent’

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