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Reduced Testosterone Can lead to Alzheimer’s

Posted on: Wed, Dec 30, 2015, at 12:00 pm

A study out of the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that some of the prostate cancer treating drugs, specifically those that chemically castrate or reduce testosterone in men can put patients at an increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease. In one group it almost doubled the risk of Alzheimer's. This shows that testosterone is not the "bad guy" in aging that it has been played up to be in years past.

Everyone’s Ideal Diet is Different

Posted on: Wed, Dec 23, 2015, at 12:00 pm

In this study, published in November of 2015 in the journal Cell. In this study, they looked at an 800 person group and measured their responses to multiple meals. They found high variability of responses to identical meals, suggesting that universal dietary recommendations have limited utility. They then devised an algorithm that could predict which meals would be best for a specific person, based on their gut microbes, to reduce their glycemic response.

CMV And The Immune System

Posted on: Wed, Dec 16, 2015, at 12:00 pm

In this study they looked at cytomegalovirus and it's relationship to exercise and immune response. Cytomegalovirus (CMV)is a virus that most of us have been infected with when we were children. They found that, over time, more memory cells are uselessly assigned to track it, detracting from our body's immune systems ability to track other pathogens. This means that CMV can reduce our body's immune response, causing exercise to not have as many positive benefits on the immune response as it normally would.

Education’s Role In Longevity

Posted on: Thu, Dec 10, 2015, at 6:34 pm

Why does education play such a big role in longevity? In a study published in Health Affairs that demonstrated that people with higher degrees of education lived longer. 12 years of education vs. bachelor degree vs. post-graduate studies. As you went up in education, your survival went up. The study also showed that among the races, Hispanics showed the greatest mortality difference. Hispanic women with less than 12 years of education, on average, died 15 years earlier and Hispanic men with less than 12 years of education, on average, died 5 years earlier than their educated counterparts.

Sometimes Longevity Is In The Genes

Posted on: Wed, Dec 02, 2015, at 12:00 pm

On the show, we've talked about longevity many times and the secrets to improve your lifespan. We've also talked about telomeres which, if maintained, can help you live longer. But every now and then we run into people, you've most likely heard of them as well, who reach 100 years old while smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, drink and eat what they want, and never exercise. Well in the recent proceedings in the National Academy of Science, scientists announced the location of some genes responsible for long life. They found that these genes make people resistant to these excesses. Now if we could alter everyone's genes so that they could have these resistances and they had a clean and healthy lifestyle, our lifespan would be amazing.

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