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Senior citizens, beware: Ageing can delay your perception of falls

Delay in perception of falls is part of getting older which thereby increases the risk of injury or death in seniors, says a recent study. The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals. “Falling threatens one’s survival,” said Michael Barnett-Cowan, a kinesiology professor at Waterloo and senior author on the study. “When the nervous system’s ability to detect a fall and compensate with protective reflexes diminishes, the risk of injury or death increases significantly. “Age and associated…

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Eat Less Live Long: Cutting Down On Your Calories May Slow Ageing

Who doesn’t want to know the secret to long life? What we wouldn’t do to prevent those wrinkles and fine lines, which make the process of ageing so obvious. Ageing is inevitable, and it does dampen one’s spirit. While there are endless cosmetics products available in the market, each claiming to be a miracle formula to help you prevent signs of ageing or give you an youthful glow, the truth is that they can help only on the surface. If you want to slow down ageing naturally, you need to…

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How to Slow Down Ageing: Eat Less and Live Long!

No one wants to grow old and experience wrinkles, pale skin, grey hair and weak bones. Although ageing is a part of our natural metabolism, there is a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to all sorts of products that claim to fight signs of aging. The truth is that these products only go skin deep while ageing occurs deeper, at a cellular level. A recent study has suggested that eating less can slow down ageing processes. Published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, the study offers one glimpse into how cutting calories impacts…

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The Anti-Ageing Diet: 5 Tips on How to Slow Down Ageing

It’s obvious that the quality of food we choose on a daily basis influences our health. Yet most of us have absolutely no idea what or how much we are actually eating. Ageing isn’t just the unfolding of a genetic time table. It has a lot to do with the damage you do on the inside through poor food and lifestyle choices. Anti-ageing begins on a cellular level and not on the surface of your skin. So there really aren’t any miracle moisturisers, lotions or potions to turn back the…

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Pomegranate compound ‘could combat’ complications of ageing

“Pomegranates slow down the ageing process by prompting cells to recycle and rebuild themselves, a study shows,” The Daily Telegraph reports. But before you rush to stock up on the “food of the gods”, the study in question only involved worms and rodents. Compounds called urolithins are produced by bacteria in the gut when breaking down food such as pomegranates, nuts and berries. The researchers found that one of them in particular, urolithin A, increased the lifespan of roundworms by a half. They also improved muscle function in rodents (specifically,…

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Poor Maternal Nutrition Can Cause Early Ageing of Baby’s Heart

Children born to mothers who were undernourished during pregnancy are more likely to suffer early ageing of the heart, a research has showed. The animal study found that moderately reducing a mother’s food intake can make it more likely that the baby’s organs will show increased disease susceptibility and early ageing. These changes in the heart could contribute to decreased quality of life, decreased exercise capability, and increased vulnerability to other diseases such as diabetes and hypertension — major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the study said. Understanding…

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