The mystery of the super-ager

There are some suggestions that people who are more optimistic age better than people who aren't. We're just starting to look at these personality traits and how they influence aging.

Drug cocktail almost doubles lifespan of worms

A research team has discovered a combination of drugs that increases healthy lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay ageing in humans.

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

The study of 15,400 people in the USA found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.

Living Near Greenery Keeps Elderly People's Minds Young

A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases—and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself.

Vegetarian diets could help avert one-third of early deaths, new research finds

One-third of early deaths - up to 200,000 total - might be averted if people switched to vegetarian diets, according to calculations from Harvard scientists.

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

Being active saves lives

Whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor - physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death, says a large international study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries.

How to keep your brain young

A look at the research around preserving our brain health and keeping mentally active.

Caloric restriction for anti-aging

The idea that reducing the amount of food you eat can slow metabolism and extend lifespan has been around for a while. Only recently has it become more mainstream.

Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health, international study shows

A diet that includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death, research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown.

No detectable limit to how long people can live: study

By analyzing the lifespan of the longest-living individuals since 1968, a new study comes to conclusion that there is no evidence for an age limit.

Japan leads world in life expectancy, WHO report says

People in Japan continue to outlive those in other countries, marking the world’s longest average life expectancy of 83.7 years, according to the latest WHO report.

Aging clock and epigenetics

Recent research has shown that DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification is so accurate that chronological age in humans can be predicted +/- 3.6 years from any tissue or fluid in the body. This is referred to as the epigenetic clock.