Longevity

Nicotinamide Riboside

NAD

There’s a chemical in every cell of our body, that’s vital for processes within the cell and for cell-to-cell communication. It’s called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (abbreviated as NAD or NAD+). The problem for older people is that as we age, the levels of this important chemical decline. A study reported in “Antioxidants & Redox Signaling”, …

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Blue Zone

Blue Zones

According to Wikipedia: Blue Zones are regions of the world where it’s claimed that people live much longer than average. The term was coined by Dan Buettner, and first appeared in a 2005 National Geographic magazine story, “The Secrets of a Long Life”. Five regions have been identified as “Blue Zones”: • Sardinia, Italy.• Okinawa, …

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Habits for a longer healthier life

A study in the British Medical Journal, published January 8, 2020 provides more evidence that a healthy lifestyle can lead to more healthy years later in life. The study examined over 100,000 records of American nursing staff, over a period of 20 years. The conclusion was that: In terms of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, …

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Healthy Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the Western world has been increasing over recent decades, but the later years are often with some illness or disability, and in fact the “Healthy Life Years” or “Healthy Life Expectancy” has NOT improved, and even shows signs of declining. Health authorities are now increasingly concerned with raising that last measure, as …

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