Tag Archives: Cell Ageing

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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Lithium and Ageing? (BBC News / Cell Reports)

Summary Low doses of the drug lithium appear to have a potential impact on prolonging longevity, in short-lived fruit flies at least (and under laboratory conditions). Full Text Link Reference Lithium study helps scientists unlock ageing puzzle. London: BBC Health … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen for Longevity? (NHS Choices / PLOS Genetics)

Summary The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal covers recent research involving yeast, microscopic worms and fruit flies, which has been misinterpreted in the press as implying that taking ibuprofen regularly might extend human lifespan (by inhibiting tryptophan … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Reversing Certain Aspects of the Ageing Process in Mice (BBC News / NHS Choices / Cell)

Summary Researchers in the USA would appear to have identified a new mechanism of ageing, based on the functional decline in the mitochondria inside muscle cells. The also claim to have discovered how to reverse this specific process. Levels of … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy to Slow Dementia Onset? (NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary This NHS Choices critical appraisal examines press coverage of recent research which investigated the relationship between the genetic variant APOE-e4 (which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and telomere length (an indicator of cell … Continue reading

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