Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Lower handgrip strength associated with cognitive impairment— NIH-funded study links low handgrip strength to higher likelihood of cognitive impairment in adults over age 50.
- Further evidence that controlling high blood pressure can reduce dementia, Alzheimer’s risk— A global team of scientists cross-referenced data from six big studies that tracked the health of over 31,000 older adults and found that treating high blood pressure reduced the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Study with centenarians finds novel protein signature of protective APOE genotype— A newly identified protein signature may be a biomarker for resistance to developing Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study with centenarians who have the protective ε2 form of the APOE gene.
- Aging research: Blood proteins show your age— An NIA-funded research team was able to estimate a person’s age by analyzing a blood sample for levels of a few hundred proteins.
- Deaths in middle-aged adults drive decrease in U.S. life expectancy— A steady rise in midlife mortality has led to a reduction in U.S. life expectancy at birth.
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