The blood vessels of the body are lined with what are called endothelial cells. One of the primary functions of these cells is to maintain the canals that deliver nutrients to the tissues of the body. In cardiovascular research, the link between atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the health of the endothelial cells has … Read more
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Cracking the code on aging remains one of the biggest challenges in science today. As recently as a decade ago, the general aging theory focused on the oxidative stress model. Basically, the idea was that aging is due to the sustained accumulation of cellular damage and a lifetime of reactive oxygen species and free radicals coursing through our veins.
Depending on who you talk to, you may hear different opinions on taking vitamins. However, recent research indicates at least some of us, especially as we get older, may need more nutrition than our diet is providing. Certain vitamins may also help protect us from health concerns associated with aging. Take vitamin D3, for example, and its potential benefits related to type 2 diabetes.
By now you probably know all too well that a healthy lifestyle featuring daily exercise, plenty of sleep and a nutritious diet is key to top-of-your-game physical and mental health. But as the song goes “you’re only human” when faced with social situations where enjoying a cocktail (or two) is the norm.
We all know exercise is an important component of good health. But when it comes to bone health, not all exercise is created equal. Weight-bearing exercises are beneficial to preserve bone health and bone density. As you age, the structure and density of your bones is negatively affected, forming a weaker less mineral-dense bone.