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Study: Controlling Protein Intake May Be Key to a Long and Healthy Life

Posted March 5, 2014

While it’s clear that diet can affect longevity, there’s great uncertainty about which combinations of foods are best for attaining a long and healthy life. Now two groups of researchers publishing in the March 4 issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism each suggest that low protein intake may be a key factor, at least until old age.

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Supplement added to a standard diet improves health and prolongs life in mice

Posted February 28, 2014

Activating a protein called sirtuin 1 extends lifespan, delays the onset of age-related metabolic diseases, and improves general health in mice. The findings, which appear online February 27 in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports, point to a potentially promising strategy for improving health and longevity.

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Acupuncture ‘could treat inflammation and save lives’

Posted February 25, 2014

In Western medicine, the jury is still out on whether acupuncture delivers health benefits. But now, a new study adds further evidence of its worthiness, as scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms that heal sepsis, a common condition in hospital intensive care units that springs from infection and inflammation.

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Rewarding relationships important for healthy aging: How loneliness harms health

Posted February 23, 2014

Researchers have found loneliness boosts the chances of dying almost as much as poverty for older adults. Loneliness from lack of rewarding social connections can raise the chances of premature death 14 percent according to findings presented at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago.

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Health and fitness habits ‘influence health over next two decades’

Posted February 16, 2014

New research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany suggests that our health and fitness habits can predict the outcome of our overall fitness and health almost 20 years later. This is according to a study published in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

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Healthy habits pay off in long term

Posted February 13, 2014

Can initial modes of behavior be used to predict how fit and healthy a person will be 18 years later? This question was in the focus of studies performed by researchers. A basic survey covered about 500 adults over a longer term. The result: Initial habits determine physical fitness and health in the long term.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted February 5, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted January 31, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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Genetic testing may soon be able to identify what diet each individual should consume for a longer, healthier life

Posted January 29, 2014

Your best friend swears by the Paleo Diet. Your boss loves Atkins. Your sister is gluten-free, and your roommate is an acolyte of Michael Pollan. So who’s right? Maybe they all are.

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How Fitness May Help Cancer Survivors To Live Longer

Posted January 28, 2014

If you are hit with cancer you may be able to live longer by staying active. There has been a lot of interest in how good nutrition and exercise may be able to help prevent certain types of cancer. However, not as much has been known about the effects of a healthy lifestyle to prolong survival once you are hit with a diagnosis of cancer. Recent research has raised interest in the possibility that staying active may very well increase survival for cancer survivors.

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