Tag Archives: Dunedin Study

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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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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Young Cannabis Smokers Risk Irreversible Lower IQ (BBC Health News / PNAS)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Research suggests that young people (below the age of 18 years) who smoke cannabis regularly risk a significant and … Continue reading

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