Facial wrinkles may predict bone density in early menopause

Severity of facial wrinkles may predict bone density in early menopause – In postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described, said Lubna Pal, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. The worse a woman’s skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is.

Increased metabolic rate may lead to accelerated aging

Increased metabolic rate may lead to accelerated aging — Findings from new study may explain why low-calorie diets are beneficial for human health – A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher metabolic rates predict early natural mortality, indicating that higher energy turnover may accelerate aging in humans.

Musical activity may improve cognitive aging

Musical activity may improve cognitive aging – A study conducted by Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist in Emory’s Department of Neurology, and cognitive psychologist Alicia MacKay, PhD, found that older individuals who spent a significant amount of time throughout life playing a musical instrument perform better on some cognitive tests than individuals who did not play an instrument.

Anti aging supplements may be best taken early

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken not too late in life – Anti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at preventing decline in physical function, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging.

Preparing for successful aging in the new year 2010

Preparing for successful aging — Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging – It’s never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health. So perhaps the New Year is the perfect time to consider how one achieves a long and satisfying life.

Young looking people live longer

Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing — People who look young for their age live longer – People with youthful faces are more likely to live to a longer life than those who look more than their years, revealed by Danish researchers in a new study.

Nutrition affects aging, proteins decisive for healthy aging

How nutrition affects healthy aging — The correct combination of proteins is decisive for healthy aging, not reducing the calories in our diet. – A new study of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing could help to understand the positive effect of dietary restriction on healthy ageing.

Low calorie diet may slow aging

The bottom-line message from a decades-long study of monkeys on a restricted diet is simple: Consuming fewer calories leads to a longer, healthier life. – A nutritious and low calorie diet blunts aging and significantly delays the onset of such age-related disorders as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy, revealed by researchers.

Rapamycin may extend lifespan of older

Easter Island Compound Extends Lifespan of Old Mice — Rapamycin may extend lifespan of older people. – Rapamycin extended the expected lifespan of middle-aged mice by 28 percent to 38 percent, revealed by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Anti aging cosmetic reduces wrinkles

Anti-aging cosmetic reduced wrinkles in clinical trial – Scientists testing a cosmetic anti-ageing product sold on the high street have shown it can clinically reduce wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin damaged by everyday exposure to sunlight.