A study finds middle- to older-aged adults who ate more servings of whole grains, compared to those who ate fewer, were more likely to have smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels as they aged. All three are linked with increased risk of heart disease.
As the vaccine becomes available to older adults, and case of COVID-19 surge, a list of key tips and relevant links for older adults about getting through this winter safely and healthily.
More than 80% of older adults in a new poll say they commonly experience at least one form of ageism in their day-to-day lives. Many say they routinely experience three or more forms, and these older adults were much more likely to have poor mental and physical health. But despite all this, the poll also suggests that most older adults hold positive attitudes toward aging.
Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center, joins the Rutgers University community on Sept. 1 to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.
UT Physicians, HCPC, Memorial Hermann, LBJ Hospital earn age-friendly recognition
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Harvard University have discovered that mitochondria trigger senescence, the sleep-like state of aged cells, through communication with the cell’s nucleus—and identified an FDA-approved drug that helped suppress the damaging effects of the condition in cells and mice. The discovery, published in Genes & Development, could lead to treatments that promote healthy aging or prevent age-associated diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and more.