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Tovah, Ph.D.

About Tovah, Ph.D.

Tovah has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for the past 11 years in clinical, research, teaching, community, and industry roles. Her dissertation work was focused on nutritional and behavioral neuroscience approaches for chronic disease prevention. In addition to writing for LEAF, she is a business owner that offers consulting and telehealth services.

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Blood pressure
A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, conducted by Dr. Wuxiang Xie and colleagues, examined the association of blood pressure with cognitive decline, dementia, and mortality [1]. This study included two cohorts: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). In this analysis, 7,566...
Senior man walking
Publishing in Nature Communications, Dr. Tom Yate, Dr. Neliesh J. Samani, and colleagues used data from approximately 400,000 people in the UK Biobank in order to examine the relationship between walking pace and telomere length. Why We Age: Telomere AttritionTelomeres are DNA regions located at the ends of a chromosome. Their normal length is 8-10...
Alzheimer's MRIs
The risk of Alzheimer’s disease goes up with age, and the number of people living with Alzheimer's is growing. While it is known to be associated with the loss of proteostasis, it has also been found to be associated with epigenetic alterations. An advanced online preprint in bioRxiv was published by Dr. Morgan E. Levine...
Mice and food
New senolytics data was released from Dr. James L. Kirkland’s Mayo Clinic lab and published in The Lancet [1]. Prior studies have shown that α-Klotho protein decreases with age in mice and humans [2,3]. It has also been demonstrated that mice that lack α-Klotho have shorter lifespans, cognitive impairment, sarcopenia, vascular dysfunction, osteopenia, cardiac hypertrophy...
Ramadan Fasting
A cohort study that was published in BioMed Central by Dr. Alsayyari and colleagues examined fasting on acute kidney injury incidence [1]. Background Fasting during the month of Ramandan is a obligation in Islam with exceptions, such as for chronic illness that has a poor prognosis or is uncontrolled [2]. Our prior articles discuss the...
Clinical trial
A miniature review of clinical trials targeting aging was published in Frontiers in Aging by Dr. Morten Scheibye-Knudsen and colleagues [1]. This review specifically focuses on interventions that have shown strong clinical evidence that they impact aging. Caloric restriction We have previously discussed the effects of caloric restriction (CR) in reducing immunosenescence, improving DNA repair,...

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