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The Skin: An Outer Reflection of Inner Aging

The human skin is the largest organ of the body. It comprises 15% of body weight and has an average surface area of around 2 m2 (21.5 square feet).1 The skin has a high turnover rate, with epidermal skin cells replacing themselves approximately once every 27 days.2 The skin contains and constrains the trillions of other cells that constitute the “us” that resides within. The skin is our interface between…

Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan

Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan The number of people with obstructive sleep apnea has steadily increased over the past two decades. Obesity and advanced age, which have been reported as risk factors, are also on the rise. Scientists are concerned because sleep apnea may diminish healthspan by aggravating several cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. …

A changing society: 100 is the new 80

  A changing society: 100 is the new 80 When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases…

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer’s People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research. Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for…