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Anti-Aging Healthy Lifestyle

Anti-Aging Healthy Lifestyle

The following is adapted from lectures given by Dr. Sobo at the Wainwright House in Rye, N.Y. and the Total Life Care Center in Norwalk, CT.

Theories of Aging

There are two basic types:

  1. Genetically programmed aging: Telemorase Theory
  2. Progressive damage aging: Free Radical Theory and Neuroendocrine Theory
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Stem Cell Discoveries Pave The Way For Improved Treatment of Osteoarthritis, Other Disorders

Stem Cell Discoveries Pave The  Way For Improved Treatment of Osteoarthritis, Other Disorders

The future is here ! Treating a variety of conditions with stem cells is a subject of intense investigation with hundreds  of  research studies being conducting all around the world. The hope is that stem cell therapy can help autoimmune diseases, neurologic disorders, diabetes, heart disease, the ravages of aging, and many other medical conditions.

A new study from the  Departments of Biology and Physics at York, which  was funded by Arthritis Research UK , has been published in the the journal Stem Cell Reports. They report having identified individual stem cells that can regenerate tissue, cartilage and bone. This knowledge opens the way to having  better treatment for arthritis. Many clinical practitioners utilizing these therapies in advance of their general approval by the medical community report that they have helped many people avoid joint replacement surgery.

Lead researcher Dr Paul Genever  says, “While stem cell therapy is an exciting new development for the treatment for osteoarthritis, up to now it has been something of a lottery because we did not know the precise properties of each of the cells. This project has helped us to establish which cells are good at regenerating tissue, cartilage and bone respectively. It will help in the search to develop more targeted therapies for arthritis patients.”

Dr James Fox one of the co-authors says, “Working with colleagues across the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre will help to bring our discovery closer to patient treatment.”

Director of Research at  Arthritis Research UK Dr Stephen Simpson tells us that “There are 8 million people in the UK living with the pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. We are fighting to find better treatments and one day, a cure. This research is exciting and promising. Identifying specific stem cells that could help the damaged joint to repair itself, takes us a step closer to our aim of developing an injectable, safe, stem cell therapy for people with osteoarthritis.”

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Obesity, Insulin Resistance Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Obesity, Insulin Resistance Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology  finds a strong association between insulin resistance and decline in memory function, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The fact that obesity increases the risk of heart disease and some cancers is well known, but this study alerts us that the risk of memory loss is also a consequence we need to understand and act upon. Insulin resistance is common in people who are obese or pre-diabetic .
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Weight Loss Combined With Vitamin D Supplements Reduces Chronic Inflammation

Weight Loss Combined With Vitamin D Supplements Reduces Chronic Inflammation

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of many diseases including cancer, and being overweight has been associated with a  state of chronic inflammation.

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Omega 3s and Antioxidants Benefit Cognitive Impairment Study Says

Omega 3s and Antioxidants Benefit Cognitive Impairment Study Says

Fish oil  and antioxidant supplementation might be beneficial for  people in the early stages of dementia. A study just published in the July 2015 issue of the scientific journal of the American Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology showed that  people with mild dementia showed signs of improvement given these substances. 

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Poor Sleep Promotes Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Poor Sleep Promotes Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study done at the University of California at Berkeley provides more evidence that as previously suspected, poor sleep is associated with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid has long been thought to be causative of the death of brain cells leading to Alzheimer’s disease. When a person lacks deep restorative sleep the build up of this toxic protein is promoted.

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