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Biological age, not birthdate may reveal healthy longevity
Biological age, not birthdate may reveal healthy longevity

A first-of-its-kind study of 1,813 older women suggests that the accelerated biological aging of the body — epigenetic age acceleration specifically — is associated with lower odds of living to be 90 years old and also being physically mobile and having intact mental function.

Eating more ultra-processed foods associated with increased risk of dementia
Eating more ultra-processed foods associated with increased risk of dementia

People who eat the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of developing dementia than those who eat the lowest amounts, according to a new study published in the July 27, 2022, online issue of Neurology®.

Some types of stress could be good for brain function
Some types of stress could be good for brain function

It may feel like an anvil hanging over your head, but that looming deadline stressing you out at work may actually be beneficial for your brain, according to new research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia.

A healthy lifestyle can offset a high genetic risk for stroke
A healthy lifestyle can offset a high genetic risk for stroke

People who are genetically at higher risk for stroke can lower that risk by as much as 43% by adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle.

What type of meditation is best?
What type of meditation is best?

Meditation is a technique that allows time for heightened awareness and relaxation. There are dozens of forms of meditation, and so there is a type of meditation to suit most people.

Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain
Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain

Research published in July 2022 has investigated the impact of mindfulness meditation on pain perception and brain activity. They discovered that it significantly reduces the intensity and unpleasantness of pain – it does this by uncoupling the thalamus – the part of the brain which processes pain – from the brain regions responsible for self-referential processing. The researchers have suggested that mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief could be used as a fast acting, non-pharmacologic pain remedy.

Drinking three cans of beer a week may be linked to cognitive decline
Drinking three cans of beer a week may be linked to cognitive decline

Research published in July 2022 has found associations between moderate drinking, iron accumulation in the brain, and cognitive decline. The study showed that as little as three cans of beer a week can be linked to higher iron levels in the brain. This higher iron level is also associated with cognitive issues, which has led the researchers to hypothesise that drinking promotes cognitive decline.

Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline
Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline

A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach. Doctors from Shinshu University observed associations of sagittal vertical axis (SVA) anteriorization and higher age with lower cognitive function.

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