Researchers identify distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that were associated with either healthy and unhealthy aging trajectories.
Women who give birth to their last child later in life may have an edge when it comes to longevity. Those who gave birth later in life had longer telomeres, which are biomarkers for long-term health and longevity.
Pessimistic people are more likely to die earlier from cardiovascular disease and other causes, but not from cancer than those who have a more optimistic outlook on life. However, optimists did not have a greater than average life expectancy.
Researchers have identified a mechanism triggered at neuron birth to intrinsically decrease apoptosis. When the genetic regulation is halted, continuous neuronal survival is disrupted, leading to a decrease in animal survival.
Humanin, a peptide encoded in mitochondria, appears to have a beneficial impact on both health and longevity in both humans and animals. Higher levels of humanin in the body are associated with longer life spans and a reduced risk of neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer's disease.
Young adults who acquire fewer genetic mutations over time lived five years longer than those who acquired them more rapidly.
Where you live has a significant impact on whether you will live to become a centenarian, a new study reports.
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.
Women in their late 50s and early 60s who eat at least two servings of walnuts per week had an increased likelihood of healthy aging compared to those who did not.