As one gets older, the advantages of youth become clearer. Aging can be associated with many disadvantages such as having less energy, limited flexibility, and impaired cognition, among various other health issues. Although scientists have uncovered specific mechanisms for certain issues, a lot more research can still be done to understand why the elderly are more … Read More

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It acts as the control center and manages the body’s physiological systems via complex networks and pathways. As commonly shown in research, and even in popular media, the brain’s functions tend to decline with age. But what is the reason behind this? How … Read More

Our bodies change in various ways as we age—our eyes are no exception. Many, if not all, start experiencing vision problems once over 40. One common aging process that many people go through is presbyopia. Adults affected by presbyopia have difficulty seeing objects clearly at close distances. Other changes, however, aren’t so minor. One such example is … Read More

Meditation has been widely touted as a health practice with a range of benefits, including increased focus and decreased stress. It’s a simple and effective way to deal with the chaos of everyday life, but did you know that meditation may even have the potential to change your brain? In a recent study from UCLA, … Read More

2016 is here! With a new year comes new life resolutions, and fitness is always an important goal in our lives. When it comes to working out, however, people sometimes lack the motivation to work on their legs and instead focus on more popular exercises that stimulate upper-body strength such as the bench press. Well, … Read More

There’s often a lot of talk about the benefits of exercise in the media, but it can still be hard to find the proper motivation to exercise on a consistent basis. Well, here’s another reason to start moving your body: exercise has been shown to slow down the aging process! A recent study aggregated a large volume of … Read More

Imagine a 15-year-old who looks like a 50-year-old. Instead of healthy locks of hair tumbling down, his face is framed with thin, wispy gray hairs. Instead of a smooth and youthful face, his face is plagued with wrinkles. And instead of growing healthy and strong, his height is stunted. Werner syndrome, a disorder that speeds … Read More

Aging is a natural process that many people fear, as it can serve as a measure of how much time one has left to live. There are many manufactured products available to lessen the appearance of aging, but unfortunately, there is nothing one could do to prevent it from occurring. Nevertheless, the idea of being able … Read More

Exciting research from the University of Coimbra in Portugal suggests that watching what we eat may reduce the speed at which we age. The research sought to determine the role of Neuropeptide Y (NPY, structure below) in aging and its role in what is called autophagy in the hypothalamus. NPY is a type of protein-like compound found in … Read More

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