Original article appeared in National Geographic Valter Longo spent childhood summers in Molochio, the village in the Calabria region of southern Italy where his parents were born. It happens to have a high concentration of centenarians. Longo grew up to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry[...]

Article originally published in The Guardian Mammals that live in groups generally have longer lifespans than solitary species, new research into nearly 1,000 different animals suggests. Scientists from China and Australia compared 974 mammal species, analyzing longevity and how they tended to be socially organized. Classifying[...]

Original article published in Science Alert Sometimes what's good for your heart is also good for your brain. A recent study of US adults over 50 found that those who owned a pet for more than five years scored better on cognitive memory tests than[...]

Article courtesy of MedPageToday Diets high in inflammatory foods were linked with global markers of brain aging and cerebral small vessel disease on MRI, a cross-sectional study showed. Compared with anti-inflammatory diets, those considered pro-inflammatory on the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) were associated with smaller total[...]

This is for all of us who are battling the long winter weather blues! Article by Jill Horne appeared on the blog for Emeran Mayer Evidence from longevity research studies suggests that optimism may be key factor influencing healthy aging and lifespan, independent of lifestyle factors[...]

Article courtesy of Emeran Mayer, MD Two recent articles in the New York Times addressed the topic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), one based on a recent scientific publication that showed resilience and resistance to develop cognitive decline in centenarians, the other one addressing the recent controversial[...]

Article from the New York Times Magazine ~ As medical and social advances mitigate diseases of old age and prolong life, the number of exceptionally long-lived people is increasing sharply. The United Nations estimates that there were about 95,000 centenarians in 1990 and more than[...]

Original article from Technology Networks A new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has established that Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an effective means of improving long term memory retention and generating new adult hippocampal neurons in mice, in[...]

Article from MedPageToday Dementia incidence tripled in lonely older adults who otherwise would be expected to have relatively low risk based on age and genes, researchers found. Lonely older people under age 80 without an APOE4 allele had a threefold greater risk of dementia (adjusted HR[...]

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