Tag Archives: University of Washington

Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They … 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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Proportion of People Over 65 Developing Dementia in the USA Decreasing Slightly (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not … Continue reading

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Drug Alteration to Brain’s Immune System Prevents Mice Developing Alzheimer’s Dementia? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary Latest research evidence, from Duke University in the US, suggests that the immune system plays a part in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (in mice). It appears that immune cells which attack nutrients in the brain may be an … Continue reading

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Common Medicines Associated With Dementia Risk (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary A US study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concerning long-term use of anticholinergic-type drugs (those which block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine), in older people, has discovered an association with the risk of developing dementia. Higher doses and prolonged use of … 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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