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Green Tea Protects Seniors’ Eyesight, Studies Show

Posted January 23, 2014

Drivers diagnosed with advanced glaucoma are involved in twice the number of auto accidents as drivers with healthy vision are, according to a study from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan. The ability to drive is vital to seniors striving to remain independence—in fact, the most recent White House Conference on Aging identified transportation as the third-most important issue facing seniors.

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Study: Slightly Overweight Older Adults Live Longer if They Don’t Add Weight

Posted September 20, 2013

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. In fact, the nationwide study found that people who were slightly overweight in their 50s but kept their weight relatively stable were the most likely to survive over the next 16 years.

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Mobility Is Key to Healthy Aging

Posted September 19, 2013

A clinical review from geriatricians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that mobility limitations are a litmus test for healthy aging and urges primary care physicians to take a more aggressive role in ascertaining the mobility of their older patients.

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Seniors: Minimize risk of functional losses with this vitamin

Posted August 30, 2013

Vitamin D has been in the spotlight for a number of years with evidence stacking up that the majority of all chronic, degenerative diseases are worsened by low levels of vitamin D. Research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism evaluated nearly 2000 people aged 55 years and older for the relationship between their physical performance abilities and vitamin D levels in their blood.

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Probiotic Shown to Support Digestive and Immune Health in Healthy Seniors

Posted August 28, 2013

Ganeden Biotech, a recognized world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of probiotics, and Reckitt Benckiser (RB), announce that GanedenBC30 probiotic supports digestive and immune health in healthy seniors, according to research just released at the University of Reading, England.

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Senior moment? Stereotypes about aging can hurt older adults’ memory, but there’s an easy fix

Posted July 1, 2013

Of the many negative stereotypes that exist about older adults, the most common is that they are forgetful, senile and prone to so-called “senior moments.” In fact, while cognitive processes do decline with age, simply reminding older adults about ageist ideas actually exacerbates their memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

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The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Seniors

Posted May 28, 2013

For seniors deficient in vitamins B and D, calcium, and iron, supplements can help with nutritional balance. More than 40 percent of men and women in the United States use multivitamins. They are the most commonly used dietary supplements. In women older than 60 years, the use of supplemental calcium has seen large increases. The use of vitamin D has increased in both men and women.

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Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors

Posted May 15, 2013

Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Massage and Acupuncture Can Make Aging Easier

Posted April 25, 2013

Though National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 28, most seniors don’t know about the benefits Oriental medicine can have for many of the ailments endured by the elderly community.

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Low Serum Folate Levels Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

Posted April 25, 2013

In a study involving a meta-analysis (including an analysis of results of 12 studies involving folate and 9 involving vitamin B12), as well as results from a cross-sectional study involving 593 seniors (greater than 65 years of age), living in Velestino, Greece, low serum folate levels were found to be associated with cognitive impairment.

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