Chronic viral infections have a profound and lasting impact on the immune system in a similar way to aging. Chronic inflammation that occurs as a result of immune system dysregulation is often seen in diseases associated with aging.
Contrary to popular belief, taking a low-dose of aspirin daily does not reduce the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers found no difference between older people who took aspirin and those who took a placebo in the risk of developing MCI, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy older adults exposed to hyperbaric oxygen therapies showed signs of reversal of the normal aging process at a cellular level.
Less muscle mass and increased body fat may affect cognition as we age. The link between body mass and declining fluid intelligence may be attributed to different types of white blood cells.
To live to be 100, you need to keep inflammation low and telomeres long, a new study reports.