Longevity

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Oct 20, 2008
For many years people try to find a key to long and healthy life. The recent study of the British nutritional scientists revealed that you may no longer refuse from your favorite foods as chocolate, coffee and tea are among essentials that prolong lifespan.

Gary Williamson, professor at Leeds University completed a list of 20 "lifespan essential" products that can slow down ageing process. Most of the food consists of fruits and vegetables that contain polyphenols that are known to have numerous health benefits. The high levels of polyphenols prevent different types of cancer, play a protective role for heart and vessels and protect against nerve damage.

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Dec 28, 2009

Everyone knows that exercise and healthy diet are keys to long life. But there are also other fun and easy things that can increase your life expectancy and help you stay healthy:



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Mar 12, 2010
Women, who take birth control pills have lower mortality rate from any cause, including heart disease and different types of cancer, a new study suggests.

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Jul 01, 2008
It has been long questioned why women outlive men and what contributes to longevity the best. Now scientists discovered a group of proteins that can contribute to longevity in females.

The study conducted by Spanish and Italian scientists showed that a group of proteins could be the key to the extended longevity. During the experiment, the scientists found out female and calorie-restricted rats have different levels of 27 proteins in comparison to male rats and those on a common diet. This might indicate that unknown group of proteins are actually responsible for longer lives for women and those who keep to calorie restriction diet.

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Sep 11, 2007
A study, performed by the European scientists, states that vitamin D supplements can make your life longer. The lead researcher of the study, Dr. Philippe Autier, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, located in Lyon, France, outlined that the usual doses of vitamin D are the cause of a decreasing rate of mortality.

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Dec 03, 2009
Women may live longer than men because they do not have sperm, scientists say.

The recent study conducted by the Japanese scientists revealed that the gene in sperm contributes to shorter lifespan in males.

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May 04, 2009
Women, who gave birth at older age, are more likely to live longer, a new study says. Late female fertility was linked to longevity not only for women themselves, but for their relatives as well.


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Feb 04, 2008
The latest research shows that sedentary way of life is not only an enemy to your health, leading to age-related diseases, but also one of the major factors contributing to early ageing.

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Sep 03, 2007


Family doctors will soon give their patients a chance to know how long they are going to live entering their personal data, physical characteristics and habits into computer program.