Posts Tagged "aging"

New Genetic Model of Premature Aging Diseases

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

Working with a group of national and international researchers, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new genetic model of premature aging disorders that could shed light on these rare conditions in humans and provide a novel platform for large-scale screening of compounds to combat these and other age-related diseases. In the new study, which was published this month in the open-access publication PLoS ONE, the scientists found a way to use zebrafish (Danio rerio) to model two rare human genetic disorders: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome...

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Stay Fit To Reduce Risk Of Stroke

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

December 3, 2010 Shed those extra pounds if you’re overweight, exercise regularly, eat more fruits and vegetables and less salt, say guidelines just released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Oh, and don’t smoke, please. Although drinking a little wouldn’t hurt and might help. There’s a lot of advice for preventing a first stroke, most of it for doctors. There are specific recommendations for blood pressure targets, diabetic patients (who are at higher stroke risk) and when to recommend aspirin (only for people at especially high risk....

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Posted on Feb 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

AGING GRACEFULLY  Terry Chappell, MD  Celebration of Health Association  Bluffton, Ohio  419-358-4627      As women age, their foremost initial concerns other than weight and appearance are bones, breast and bio-identical hormones (the 3 B’s). Actually bone strength is a concern not only for women but also for men. If there is any risk at all, we need Calcium balanced by an appropriate amount of Magnesium (very important, otherwise, some of the calcium goes into the arteries) and much higher does of vitamin D3 than we previously thought necessary (usually in the...

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