Tag Archives: ageing

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. The study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called “plasticity,” rather than a decline in total cell numbers may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive declines associated with normal brain ageing. Scientists ... Read More »

Get moving. Exercise can slow down the ageing process

Regular exercise for a lifetime can slow down the ageing process and help in keeping the body active, a study claims. Researchers assessed the health of older adults, who had exercised most of their adult lives, to see if this could slow down ageing. “We now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives ... Read More »

Staying healthy in middle age slows down the ageing process, study shows

The importance of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regime are well-known, but the extent to which such a lifestyle can benefit individuals in the long-term is still coming to light. For example, a new study now suggests that people who eat healthily from their thirties are as fit as those a decade younger by the time they reach traditional retirement age – while ... Read More »

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, looking at a cohort ... Read More »