Frailty – A promising concept to evaluate disease vulnerability

We describe how high levels of frailty in such disorders predict worse outcomes and play a direct role in disease progression and in prognostic prediction. Overall, the potential for frailty to predict adverse health outcomes among young people as well as in non-age-related diseases is an evolving topic. Understanding how frailty contributes to poor health and how it can be modified to prevent or delay disease progression will ultimately enhance quality of life in affected individuals.
Source: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

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This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Claire A. Surr, Rachael Kelley, Alys W. Griffiths, Laura Ashley, Fiona Cowdell, Ann Henry, Michelle Collinson, Ellen Mason, Amanda J. Farrin
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Ashley convinced her husband, Travis, to join her in following the Wheat Belly lifestyle that began with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Ashley lost 70 pounds, while Travis experienced both weight loss and health/emotional benefits. Travis elaborates: “I feel like I have a new lease on life and I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life (40 years old). “I started this WOE at 285 lbs on July 21, 2019, so it’s been 8 months and I’m down 65 lbs. It took me a couple months before I finally felt like I had completely detoxed and felt great everyday. It’s a bit overwhelming at first b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open Gliadin gluten grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Unhealthy food habits are associated with non-communicable diseases (NCD) [1 –3] and nutritional deficiencies [4]. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) [5], more than half of all deaths were due to ten main causes, with the leading killers being ischaemic heart disease and stroke. Diets characterized by a low intake of fruit and vegetable (FV) and fibre increas e the risk of hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), gastrointestinal cancers, nutritional deficiencies, pancreatic diseases, depression and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia [4–7].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study was not perfect. You could argue, as these authors do, that the fact that participants chose their preferred diet is a good thing, as it could theoretically improve adherence. However, it also resulted in very different-sized groups to start with. The varying adherence and exercise option choices were adjusted for as well as possible. And the study relied heavily on self-reporting, which is always iffy. Healthy eating patterns have benefits beyond weight loss But we can still learn a great deal here. The Mediterranean approach to eating (which can be easily modified to suit any country or cultural food preferenc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cooking and recipes Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
We report a new class of natural-product-inspired covalent inhibitors of telomerase that target the catalytic active site. Age-Related Epigenetic Changes that Suppress Mitochondrial Function https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/03/age-related-epigenetic-changes-that-suppress-mitochondrial-function/ Today's open access research reports on two specific epigenetic changes observed in old individuals that act to reduce mitochondrial function. This joins an existing list of genes for which expression changes are known to impact mitochondrial function with age. A herd of hundreds of mitochondria are found ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
AbstractDiabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with the increased risk of the central nervous system complications as cerebrovascular disease, impaired cognition, dementia and neurodegeneration. Curcumin is a polyphenol with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperlipidemic, and anti-cancer effects. Therefore, the present study was aimed to focus on the mechanistic insights of diabetes-induced hippocampal neurodegeneration in addition to shedding the light on the modulatory effect of curcumin. Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups. Type I DM was induced by a single intra-peritoneal injection...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In the present review, pharmacological effects of sesamol are summarized with the available mechanistic data. Several pharmacological effects of sesamol are reported namely, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, radioprotective, anti-aging, anti-ulcer, anti-dementia, anti-depressant, antiplatelet, anticonvulsant, anti-anxiolytic, wound healing, cosmetic (skin whitening), anti-microbial, Matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) inhibition, hepatoprotective activity and other biological effects. Here we have summarized the proposed mechanism behind these pharmacolo...
Source: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Mini Rev Med Chem Source Type: research
You may have already heard the term “insulin resistance,” as it has been widely discussed by doctors and the media. But did you know that you can reduce or reverse it in the vast majority of people? Insulin resistance, i.e., the inability of the body’s cells, especially liver, muscle, and brain, to respond to insulin and allow blood sugar to enter cells, drives numerous abnormal health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cancer. It is therefore a driving force behind so many modern and common chronic health conditions. Yo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open can belly fat can insulin resistance be reversed lose weight reduce belly fat reverse inflammation visceral fat wheat belly Source Type: blogs
In this study, we intravenously administrated the young mitochondria into aged mice to evaluate whether energy production increase in aged tissues or age-related behaviors improved after the mitochondrial transplantation. The results showed that heterozygous mitochondrial DNA of both aged and young mouse coexisted in tissues of aged mice after mitochondrial administration, and meanwhile, ATP content in tissues increased while reactive oxygen species (ROS) level reduced. Besides, the mitotherapy significantly improved cognitive and motor performance of aged mice. Our study, at the first report in aged animals, not only prov...
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