According to a study, stress such as discrimination, job strain, traumatic events, and everyday stressors speeds up immune system aging, which potentially increases an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and illness from viral infections like COVID-19.
Researchers have shown that the AREDS2 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) dietary supplement formula, which has replaced antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein for beta-carotene, reduces lung cancer risk as well as being more effective for reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration
One of the most commonly used supplements in the US is melatonin and its use has tripled in the last twenty years in older individuals. But there’s no general agreement on the correct melatonin dosage, and study results on its effects on sleep quality in older individuals have been
According to a review, the more antibiotic prescriptions that individuals 60 and older received, the higher their risk was of developing inflammatory bowel disease, which suggests antibiotic use to be an explanation for some of the increase in cases of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease in o
According to researchers, cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID-19 is comparable to that sustained from an average of 20 years of aging and is equal to a 10 IQ point loss. Study results indicate the effects can still be detected for 6 months and longer following acute illness, and that