A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death.
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.
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.
The researchers were able to reverse the aging process of some old human cells by delivering a specific molecule to their mitochondria, the structures within cells where energy is produced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Older adults who take an antioxidant that specifically targets mitochondria see age-related changes in blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, a new study shows.
Investigators have discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person's general cognitive ability. While profiling cognitive ability, researchers also discovered a genetic overlap with longevity.
Aging is mathematically inevitable - like, seriously inevitable. There's logically, theoretically, mathematically no way out according to evolutionary biologists.
While far from an anti-aging cure, injections of ‘master regulator’ stem cells show promise in fighting symptoms of frailty.
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.