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Tag: Demography

Fish Heavy Diet
Scientists have shown yet again that adherence to the Mediterranean diet is positively correlated with longer and healthier lives – this time in a large-scale population study spanning 130 countries [1]. Olive oil in, meat mostly out The so-called Mediterranean diet is one of the most well-researched in the world. It is heavy on olive...
Elderly and dog
In a new population study, scientists show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of developing disability in old age, though it does not affect all-cause mortality [1]. 1500+ dogs, and some cats too What can be more stereotypical than an old lady with a cat or an old gentleman with a dog?...
Long Life Family Study
Since 2005, a team of researchers in Denmark and the United States have been conducting the National Institute on Aging’s Long Life Family Study (LLFS). Enrolled in the study were 4953 individuals from two generations of family, including siblings, spouses and offspring. Families recruited from the United States and Denmark had to prove a family...
Pulling backwards
A new study [1] about the 'invariant rate of ageing' has led to reports that aging is unstoppable and that we cannot cheat death. However, this reporting is based on a misunderstanding of what the study actually says. The misinterpretations The study shows that "immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths," according to...
Elderly crowd
By the year 2050, one in four Europeans will be aged 65 or over, which presents a number of challenges and possible opportunities for Europe’s rapidly aging society. To this end, the European Commission published the "Green paper on ageing - Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations" back in January to encourage a broad policy...
Healthy elderly
A high-quality cohort study by Finnish scientists shows that today’s elderly are in better physical and cognitive shape than people of the same age were a generation ago [1,2]. Does longer also mean better? One of the fears commonly evoked by the idea of life extension is that prolonging lifespan will not necessarily prolong healthspan....