Monday, November 29, 2010

The End of Aging? How to Hold Back the Years

Is this the end of aging? Alice Smellie discusses the ways we can hold back the years.
There are, it seems, medical breakthroughs nearly every week to help us combat one of the harsh facts of life: ageing.

Last week, researchers at Durham University reported that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women, designed to replace sex hormones such as oestrogen which fall with age, has been shown to help the brains of middle-aged women work like those of younger women.

And an Oxford University study revealed that a daily aspirin in middle age could help ward off heart disease and cancer over the age of 45 - when the risk of cancer goes up substantially.

Indeed, not only are we keeping healthier for longer, we feel younger, too.
A recent study of more than 10,000 people revealed that more than 40 per cent of today's over-50s feel at least a decade younger than their actual age. Read more

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