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Study: Running linked to extended lifespan and brain repair

10/29/2016 - We don't have to be scientists to know that exercise is good for us. However, researchers at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa in Canada have added another item to the long list of potential health benefits of regular exercise. They found that running triggers a particular molecule...

STUDY: Mood-altering statins extend lifespan by a mere three days

5/4/2016 - Statin drugs are not only highly dangerous to human health but also largely ineffective in extending lifespan, according to a recent study. The new research, published in The BMJ, found that statin drugs taken over two to five years to prevent a first heart attack added an average of only 3.2 days...

Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent: Research

7/29/2015 - The history of herbal medicine is pretty amazing. All around the world, for thousands of years, herbalists and natural practitioners have developed an impressive body of knowledge about the healing properties of thousands of different plants and herbs to help treat virtually every malady known to man....

Dietary calcium, supplements tied to longer lifespan in women

9/5/2013 - They say it helps build strong bones and prevent bone fractures later on in life. But the mineral calcium may also play a role in determining lifespan, at least in women, according to a new observational study out of Canada. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal recently found that women who...

High levels of anxiety and stress can shorten lifespan by up to six years

7/25/2012 - Scientists have placed increasing emphasis on the science of telomeres over the past decade, as they continue to uncover how these zipper-like structures that bind our genetic destiny can prematurely shorten in response to environmental and lifestyle factors. Prior studies have found that our telomeres...

Control Blood Sugar to Extend Lifespan and Assist Natural Weight Loss

10/25/2010 - Extreme blood sugar swings and insulin resistance are not only detrimental to your health, but they are also rapidly becoming biomarkers of aging and longevity which can be monitored and charted to determine the rate of aging and risk of disease. Many people either don`t monitor their blood sugar levels...

Increase energy and lengthen lifespan with amino acids

10/11/2010 - Amino acids are important and vital components in maintaining health and vitality because they are the building blocks of proteins. Naturally present in many foods, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) provide the energy the body needs to function properly. And a new study has found that supplementing...

Calorie Restriction Extends Lifespan and Promotes Natural Weight Loss

9/30/2010 - There`s little doubt that the vast majority of children and adults alike eat considerably more calories than required to maintain an ideal weight. Many people are amazed to find out they`re nutritionally deficient despite the quantity of food they eat. Nutritional science is providing compelling evidence...

Herbal Rhodiola Extract Found to Increase Lifespan

1/30/2008 - Rhodiola rosea is now, according to recent research, becoming more widely accepted in the U.S. as a powerful anti-aging, anti-stress formula. In today's culture with stress coming from every direction, this comes as good news and a possible natural stress-relief treatment. The herbal extract of a...

Diets High in Glucose Lead to Shorter Lifespan

1/28/2008 - Restricting worms' intake of glucose led to a lifespan increase of up to 20 percent in a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Jena, Germany. "If the findings in worms hold for humans, it suggests that, in healthy people, glucose may have negative effects on lifespan," researcher...

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