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A study of older adults in China found a link between a healthy lifestyle and slower memory decline

A healthy lifestyle, in particular a healthy diet, is associated with slower memory decline, found a decade-long study of older adults in China, published today in The BMJ. Even for carriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene – the strongest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – a healthy lifestyle was found to slow memory loss. Memory continuously declines as people age, but evidence from existing studies is insufficient to assess the effect of a healthy lifestyle on memory in later life. And given the many possible causes of memory decline, a combination of healthy behaviors might…

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Tips for a sharp mind as you age

It’s crucial to maintain a healthy, sharp mind as we age. Maintaining cognitive function, lowering the risk of dementia and other cognitive illnesses, and improving the general quality of life are all possible with a healthy brain. Everyone starts to notice changes in their memory as they become older. Maybe you entered the kitchen for a reason you can’t recollect, or you can’t think of a familiar name that was mentioned in a conversation. Even worse, you may find yourself forgetting about important appointments. Even though memory lapses can happen to everyone at any age, as we age, we tend…

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Second chance at life: Scientists find a way to make damaged hearts young again

DURHAM, NC — Researchers at Duke University may one day give countless heart attack patients a second chance for a healthy life. Using rodents, study authors have revealed a potential way to turn back the clock following a heart attack. The human heart is capable of incredible feats, beating over 100,000 times and pumping over 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body on a daily basis, but it isn’t quite as skilled when it comes to post heart attack recovery. Cardiovascular disease (which includes having a heart attack) is the leading cause of death on a global scale. The research…

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Margaret Josephs Shares 22-Lb. Weight Loss After ‘Life-Changing’ Peptide and Hormone Therapy [Exclusive]

“I feel great,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells PEOPLE exclusively, of the peptide and hormone therapy she’s been undergoing for a year Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty Images Margaret Josephs Margaret Josephs isn’t just looking great these days, she’s feeling great too. the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has dropped 22 lbs. over the past year, after beginning regular peptide and hormone replacement therapy with Jamie Gabel PA-C, a certified physician assistant at Advitam at the Shafer Clinic in New York City. “It’s been life-changing,” Josephs, 55, tells PEOPLE of the process. “And it’s not about being…

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Healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of long COVID | News

For immediate release: February 6, 2023 Boston, MA – Women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including healthy body weight, not smoking, regular exercise, adequate sleep, high quality diet, and moderate alcohol consumption, had about half the risk of long COVID compared with women without any healthy lifestyle factors, according to a study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. “With ongoing waves of COVID-19, long COVID has created a serious public health burden. Our findings raise the possibility that adopting more healthy behaviors may reduce the risk of developing long COVID,” said Andrea Roberts, senior…

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Diet essentials for a longer life

Don’t we all want to know the recipe for a longer life with excellent physical and mental health? While many blame genetics when things go haywire, it’s pertinent to understand that lifestyle is the most crucial factor in improving life expectancy. Lifestyle is an amalgamation of our diet, sleeping patterns, physical activity, and mental health, among other things. Out of these factors, our eating patterns are fundamental. So, if you have yet to cultivate healthy eating habits, don’t worry. It’s never too late to adopt a longevity lifestyle. in the book’The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to…