Aging

Ashitaba Won't Help You Live Longer, It Won't Even Help You Become A Samurai

The race is on to be the food craze of 2019 and the leading contenders so far are biltong- beef jerky from South Africa- and angelica keiskei koidzumi (ashitaba) from Japan. If a plant can have a leaf cut off and have it grow back the next day, why not ass ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 2 2022 - 8:53am

Assisted Suicide Mostly Used By Well-Educated White Patients With Cancer

An analysis of 5,329 patients across the U.S. who died from medical aid in the 23 years after Oregon became the first state to legalize assisted suicide and predictably found one demographic dominates the group: well-educated, wealthy people with cancer.  ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2022 - 3:12pm

Middle-Aged Women Are More Likely To Embrace Alternatives To Medicine, But Don't Tell Their Doctors

If you want to find the demographic that most likely thinks chiropractors, massages, meditation, and yoga are medicine, find middle-aged women in a rich country.  They just don't mention it to their doctors, even though physicians ask what else they a ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2022 - 8:31am

Follicle Stimulating Hormone May Increase Risk Of Obesity After Menopause

Obesity is correlated to risk for breast cancer after menopause and new study suggests that this adiposity is related to the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). It is only an observational study, in the exploratory section and not causal, but the authors s ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2022 - 1:49pm

Nature Vs Nurture In Longevity

The standing desk fad, and disastrous future outcomes for those who followed it, happened because epidemiologists correlated sitting and 'higher risk' of death. Obviously there is a 100 percent chance of dying but correlation looks for rows of be ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 24 2022 - 5:57pm

Debunked: U-Shaped Happiness Curve Of Aging

On average, happiness declines as we approach middle age, bottoming out in our 40s but then picking back up as we head into retirement, according to a number of studies. This so-called U-shaped curve of happiness is reassuring but, unfortunately, probably ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 1 2022 - 9:42am

Statins Rethink: LDL Cholesterol Alone Has Very Weak Association With Heart Attack, According To A New Paper

What correlation giveth, correlation can taketh away. Statins, taken by some 40 million Americans, may not be helping a lot of them. Statins are used to lower cholesterol levels and reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. They are endorsed by medica ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 20 2022 - 5:10pm

Grip Strength To Estimate The Pace Of Aging

Age is relative. If you put two people the same chronological age next to each other, one may look younger while one may nonetheless be biologically younger. Yet age is the biggest risk factor for most diseases even though it doesn't tell much of a he ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2022 - 7:05am

Looking At Racial Differences In Older Patients Hospitalized For Heart Attacks

Very few people are average, that is the problem with using population level statistics in a clinical environment, and why few do it. Yet a population can show what questions to ask, like if there are racial differences in outcomes and why. A recent  analy ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2022 - 7:32am