Healthy Aging

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During med school l learned there’s no predictable scientific way to determine how long the human body can live. When you think about your mortality, have you settled with a “reasonable” number of years you’d like to live. Perhaps this latest study may cause you to think differently. The average human life span continues to increase. Will we ever reach a limit to how long we can live?



High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders.



Hard to believe we’re almost half way through 2014, but we are! How are you doing? And what about those New Year’s resolutions I asked you about in January? Have you lost those extra pounds, exercised, meditated, or created the new habit, reached the goal as you intended on January 1, 2014? It’s okay if you haven’t.



For many years physicians and scientists believed that cognitive decline—memory loss, etc, was an unavoidable portion of living longer, into the sixties, seventies, and eighties.  Fortunately, a growing number of research studies are finding that lifestyle factors including exercise and a healthy diet can delay and probably prevent the process.  Researchers at Rush University Medical […]


New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that rats fed a chemical found in the mustard plant, increased appetite and muscle mass, as well as the number and size of muscle fibers. If you are looking to lean out, add muscle mass, and get ripped, a new research report published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) […]


Earlier studies have indicated that sub-optimal poor vitamin B12 status may be a risk factor for brain atrophy and possibly cognitive impairment. Chicago researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that low levels of vitamin B12 may contribute to brain function decline (thinking in particular) for senior adults in many ways. According to Christine […]


A diet high in salt, along with decreased physical activity can be detrimental to cognitive health in senior citizens, according to a new study. The research, published in the Journal neurobiology of aging, reports that senior citizens who consume a lot of sodium in their diet and lead sedentary lifestyles, may be placing themselves at […]

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