Longevity

Nicotinamide Riboside

NAD

There’s a chemical in every cell of our body, that’s vital for processes within the cell and for cell-to-cell communication. It’s called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (abbreviated as NAD or NAD+). The problem for older people is that as we age, the levels of this important chemical decline. A study reported in “Antioxidants & Redox Signaling”, …

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Blue Zone

Blue Zones

According to Wikipedia: Blue Zones are regions of the world where it’s claimed that people live much longer than average. The term was coined by Dan Buettner, and first appeared in a 2005 National Geographic magazine story, “The Secrets of a Long Life”. Five regions have been identified as “Blue Zones”: • Sardinia, Italy: where …

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Healthy Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the Western world has been increasing over recent decades, but the later years are often with some illness or disability, and in fact the “Healthy Life Years” or “Healthy Life Expectancy” has not improved, and even shows signs of declining. Health authorities are now increasingly concerned with raising that last measure, as …

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