Gerontology & Geriatrics

Exercise and diet essential for healthy aging

Resistance training combined with a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps older women bring about gains in strength and mobility. That is researcher Peter Edholm's conclusion in his thesis, which also shows exercise ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

For most women, perimenopause—the transition to menopause—begins in their 40s. The entire menopause process typically lasts around four years and begins with the ovaries making less estrogen.

Health

Why you get shorter as you age

While you may be aware that a loss of vision, hearing and memory is a sign of aging, something that is perhaps not so noticeable is a reduction in height. This apparent shrinking is due to several factors relating to changes ...

Health

Diet alone can improve older adults' health

Older adults on a diet designed to help patients with high blood pressure reaped benefits beyond those anticipated by South Dakota State University researchers.

Medical research

Cancer cachexia: Extracellular ligand helps to prevent muscle loss

Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic disease accounting for approximately one third of all cancer-related deaths worldwide. So far, there is no effective therapy for this muscle wasting disease. Researchers from the Leibniz ...

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