A new study of drosophila reveals a link between circadian rhythm, diet, lifespan, and eye health. Unexpectedly, researchers found processes in the fly eye that appear to drive the aging process.
Young adults could add over a decade to their life expectancy by switching from a Western diet to one that includes more nuts, legumes, and whole grains, and by reducing red or processed meats.
Adding selenium to diet products helps prevent obesity and increases healthy lifespan in mouse models.
People who have a high burden of ultra-rare protein-truncating variants (PTVs) have a shorter healthspan and lifespan. Each additional ultra-rare PTV in a person's genome accounted for a six-month reduction in lifespan and a two-month reduction in healthspan.
Having a blood pressure of less than 120 MM HG can extend a person's lifespan from between six months to three years, depending on how old they were when they began intensive blood pressure control.
People with mood and substance use disorders have reduced lifespan compared to their peers without a mental health disorder. Those with mood disorders have an increased death risk as a result of health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Men with mood disorders experience a reduced life expectancy of 7.9 years, and women 6.2 years, compared to those with no history of depression or anxiety.
Researchers have identified a molecule that causes the decline of motor function and increased frailty in nematodes. Targeting the molecule with paxilline helps improve motor function and longevity.
A new study reveals minocycline, a popular antibiotic, can help extend lifespan and improve protein balance in aging worms. Researchers say the protective mechanism of the medication could be exploited to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's in humans.
According to a new study, people who live to the age of 65 are continuing to live longer than their parents did. Researchers say this trend does not appear to be slowing.
Researchers have discovered a combination of drugs that not only appear to increase the lifespan of C. elegans, but also delay the rate of aging. The findings lay the groundwork for researching drug combinations that could produce the same effect in humans.
In mice, social stress can increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease and shorten life span, researchers report.