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Build your own blue zone

While you think about all the biomedical discoveries emerging in aging research, flying by you in waves of popularity… antioxidants, telomeres, senescent cells, epigenetic reprogramming… it’s easy to get seduced that a magic pill will let you keep your health … Continue reading

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Strength training: How much for healthy aging?

I previously discussed considerations of using metformin, rapamycin, and NAD+ boosters to promote healthy aging, and the jury was mixed for all of them. But don’t despair, there is a bullet-proof way to improve aging health: exercise. Here we’ll look … Continue reading

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Should I take rapamycin to slow my aging?

The aging research world was rocked in 2009 when a study showed that giving old mice a drug called rapamycin could significantly extend their lifespan1. It was quite remarkable because it was the first demonstration that aged animals could still undergo beneficial aging … Continue reading

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Should I take nicotinamide riboside to slow my aging?

You may have heard of so called ‘NAD boosters,’ compounds that you can easily buy online like nicotinamide riboside (NR) and others. There’s even a high profile company offering monthly subscriptions to supplements including NR that may boost your NAD levels. … Continue reading

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How much protein should I have in my diet?

How much protein should you be eating? Research from the biology of aging can help answer that, with just three facts. Fact one: Proteins, and to be more specific, the building blocks of proteins known as amino acids, signal for … Continue reading

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Two strategies for healthy aging – implemented in this order

We should live in a world where everyone has the chance to age healthy. We can get there by investing in the following two strategies and implementing them in this order: (1) Personalized health tracking and advice. Stop using antioxidant supplements, … Continue reading

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Why your blood glucose levels matter for aging

Your blood glucose (BG) levels rise when you eat a meal. Your body naturally responds to this, regulating BG levels by releasing insulin, which signals to various tissues in your body to absorb this extra glucose and return your BG … Continue reading

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The 617 million dollar question your parents want answered

What is the 617 million dollar question? The aged population is increasing faster than any other on earth and soon–if not already–there’ll be even more people aged 65+ than under the age of 5. The 617 million dollar question comes when everyone … Continue reading

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Should I take metformin for aging?

The antidiabetic drug metformin has been gaining lots of attention. This fame is well deserved since it extends lifespan in worms, mice, and there’s a clinical trial going on for human aging1. If you feel you’re getting older you might ask yourself should I should take metformin … Continue reading

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Men die, women suffer

It is well known that men die earlier than women. The sad part is that women live longer than men, but in worse health1, a trend that exists across many different countries2. If we can understand why, we can do … Continue reading

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