Tag Archives: Accelerated Ageing

Walking Speed in Midlife: a Predictor of Physical and Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA Network Open)

Summary Slow walking speed (“gait speed”) in mid-life appears to be an early warning sign of accelerated ageing. Slower walkers tend to display more signs of accelerated ageing in terms of various markers and measures (such as lung health, teeth, … Continue reading

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Insufficient Physical Activity Accelerates Biological Ageing? (BBC News / American Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Californian researchers have discovered indications that older women with more sedentary lifestyles may have faster-ageing cells (as measured by shortened telomere length). “ …higher sedentary time may be associated with shorter LTL [leukocyte telomere length] among less physically active … Continue reading

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Practical Tests to Determine Individual Biological Age? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary Researchers at King’s College London (and internationally) have developed techniques promising to accurately measure a person’s “biological age”. People of the same chronological age vary in their rates of “biological ageing” – sometimes by margins of up to 15 … Continue reading

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Individual Differences in Rates of Ageing: Detectable Signs in Young Adults (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary An international research group investigated 18 different ageing-related traits by following 954 people from New Zealand (the Dunedin Study birth cohort) who were born in 1972-73. Multiple biomarkers were tracked, involving the ageing-related traits being checked when the group … Continue reading

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Prisons and Health (WHO)

Summary A recent World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, publication on prisons and health examines prisoners’ wellbeing and the potential impact of prison health on society. International experts offer advice on improving prison health practices across the board. … Continue reading

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