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DHEA supplementation in older adults helps reverse arterial aging

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When it comes to health promotion and longevity, DHEA is a supplement which deserves more attention than it has been getting.

DHEA levels (the main circulating form of DHEA in the bloodstream is DHEAS) decrease approximately 80% between ages 25 and 75 year.[1, 2]This large decline in DHEA has led to interest in the possibility that aging related DHEA deficiency may play a role in the deterioration in physiological and metabolic functions with aging, and in the development of chronic diseases.

In support of this, it has been reported that DHEA level is negatively correlated with mortality and risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) (i.e. lower DHEA(S) levels are associated with higher mortality and CVD risk).[3-5]More recently it has been found that a steep decline or extreme variability over time in DHEA(S) levels is associated with higher mortality, more so than baseline DHEA(S) levels.[6]

Aging not only reduces DHEA(S) levels, but also results in an increase in arterial stiffness [7, 8], which is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality.[9-11]

It has been reported that DHEA levels are inversely associated with arterial stiffness (i.e. lower DHEA levels are associated with increased arterial stiffness. [7, 12, 13] Therefore, it is possible that DHEA replacement in older adults could reduce arterial stiffness, and thereby contribute to reduction in CVD and mortality...

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Primary Prevention as an Anti-Aging Strategy - the importance of starting down the right path

 
Risk factors and chronic diseases typically get most attention among middle-age and older folks. And rightly so, since that's when the manifestations of chronic diseases start to show up, and when people get reminded about their chronological age.
 
An integral component of anti-aging (aka successful aging or healthy aging) is the freedom of physical disabilities and debilitating chronic diseases.[1-3] While it is true that it is never too late to become health conscious and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle [4, 5], the fact remains that the sooner we start the better off we will be as we get older.[6, 7] If you are in your 20s, 30s or early 40s, read on….
 
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Metformin: is it an anti-aging pill?

 

The science of aging is moving forward as scientists are elucidating the biology of aging. The ultimate goal is to develop treatments that delay aging, and in so doing, delay the development of aging-related diseases.[1] 
 
Aging is the greatest risk factor for the majority of chronic diseases that are driving morbidity and health costs [2], but the aging process can be delayed with lifestyle (exercise and nutrition), genetics, and pharmacologic approaches.[3-8] 
 
The so called “geroscience hypothesis” (“gero” is short for gerontology, which is the scientific study of the process of aging and its consequences)  holds that treatments that are targeting fundamental processes of aging may delay, prevent, alleviate, or reverse a wide range of diseases and conditions for which age is the primary non-modifiable risk factor.[1] Interventions that target fundamental aging processes have the potential to transform human health and health care.[9]
 
Excitement is now high because time has come for the first study to test the effect of metformin on aging-related outcomes in humans and see if it qualifies as an "anti-aging pill"... 
 
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7 Best Anti-Aging Foods

As we grow older, we can expect our bodies to go through some significant changes that start from within that will eventually start to show physically. It’s alright, folks...It’s all a natural part of life. What can be done? How can we retain that youthful look? Unfortunately, the fountain of youth is still yet to be discovered, but there are certain things you can do assist you to continue to look and feel young and vibrant including what we put in our diets. Many people dream of reviving & retaining their youthful, radiant skin and although there is no magic pill to immediately transform you, there are things you can eat to bring you closer to your goal. In fact, studies have shown certain foods can slow down our aging process or even reverse effects. We have gathered a list of some great anti-aging foods to put on your grocery list and a few may surprise you! Keep reading to find out more.

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How to Choose the Best Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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Wrinkles and aging some people’s biggest fears. Let’s face it - we all dread it happening, but it eventually will. It is just a part of the human’s natural aging process and is inevitable; however, there are ways to slow the aging process down. Besides natural aging over the course of time, other factors such as prolonged sun exposure and an unhealthy lifestyle can be huge contributors to accelerate signs of aging. Our choices to live a healthy life (or not) make a significant impact on our skin as we age. Although wrinkles will come with aging, there are ways to help minimize visibility on your skin by maintaining healthy lifestyles, getting enough sleep, and routinely applying anti-wrinkle creams.

 

Anti-wrinkle creams may be the holy grail for many people who hope to look younger, healthier, and more radiant. There are so many anti-wrinkle creams on the market, with more and more products from different brands popping up on store shelves, but which of these wrinkle creams actually work? Keep reading to help narrow down your choices to invest in the best anti-wrinkle creams available.

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