Broccoli is rich in indoles, chemicals that kept mice fit as they get older. Previously, this team of scientists led by Professor Kalman of Emory University in Atlanta, USA, identified that indoles helped worms and mice resist infection and disease.
For the study, the researchers treated mice with antibiotics to eliminate existing flora. After that, they colonized mice with either normal E. coli or bacteria that cannot produce it. In mice aged 28 months, indole helped animals maintain their weight, mobility, and activity levels.
Professor Kalman says: “It’s like the Picture of Dorian Gray in terms of the genes involved. Indoles make old animals look more like the young ones.”
According to a new research, published in The BMJ, cycling or walking to work can lower the risk of death from all causes compared to the inactive ways of commuting. The scientists say that the greatest effect was noticed in cyclists.
For their study, the researchers used data from 264,377 participants with an average age of 53 from the UK Biobank (a database containing biological information from more than 500,000 U.K. adults).
Having analyzed the received information, the researchers conclude that “the findings, if causal, suggest population health may be improved by policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling, such as the creation of cycle lanes, cycle hire, or purchase schemes, and better provision for cycles on public transport.”
A new study from Sweden suggests that parenthood may increase your chances of living longer in older age. Researchers believe that living a longer life associated with care and support from the children.
A team of researchers tracked the lifespan of men and women born between 1911 and 1925 and living in Sweden that is more than 1.4 million in total. They concluded that men and women with at least one kid had the lower risk of death than childless people.
The research reveals that the benefits of having children become more pronounced with age. The team also found that having children had a stronger influence on the longevity of men who were not married than those with a spouse.
It is well-known that eating breakfast is an essential step for those who want to stay healthy and, moreover, stay young as long as possible. During the night, your body digests all the food that you have eaten. So it is necessary to have a nice healthy breakfast in the morning to give the need nutrients to your body and allow all body parts to function in a right way. Here are 7 best breakfasts you can have:
A new study investigated the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on the biological age of senior women.
Modern science associates the telomere length with ageing and disease. With age, telomeres become shorter until the cells die or transform into oncogenic cells. Short telomeres are connected to cancer, heart diseases, and diabetes.
The team of researchers at the University of California-San Diego, led by Aladdin Shadyab, Ph.D., from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD School of Medicine, examined the effects of a sedentary lifestyle on the age of cells in senior women.
According to the findings of the study, women who exercised for under 40 minutes and spent sitting more than 10 hours per day had biologically older cells compared to women who had been sitting less and exercised more. As the scientists note, low physical activity seemed to account for an eight-year biological age gap between those who exercised and those who did not.
More information about the study you can find here.
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