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[UK] Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle

The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 12:50

Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

Some adults age faster biologically than others, and may die early even if they have healthy lifestyles, researchers report... The preliminary findings may help explain why some adults die young even if they have a nutritious diet, get regular exercise, d
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 28, 2016 20:56

Smoking leaves chemical traces on DNA

Tobacco smoke leaves its mark on DNA by changing a chemical code on the DNA molecule that can sometimes change gene activity, according to a new study. Some of these molecular changes revert to their original state when a smoker quits, but others persist
added Sep 22, 2016 21:36

Can nicotine protect the aging brain?

according to research at Texas A&M, it turns out the nicotine itself -- when given independently from tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages, and even ward off Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
added Sep 21, 2016 16:29

Evaluation of Chronic Oral Nicotine Treatment in Food Consumption, Body Weight and [125I] Epibatidine Binding in Adult Mice

Three weeks of nicotine consumption decreased food intake and body weight, and increased expression of high affinity nicotine binding sites, hallmarks of central effects of chronic exposure to nicotine. Furthermore, chronic voluntary oral consumption of
Open Access Journal of Toxicology
added Sep 21, 2016 16:28

[Asia, India] Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study

Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said. The ability of nicotine -- an important component
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 21, 2016 16:22

Texas A&M research shows nicotine could help protect brain aging

according to research at Texas A&M, it turns out the nicotine itself—when given independently from tobacco—could help protect the brain as it ages, and even ward off Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
added Sep 21, 2016 16:21

[UK] How NICOTINE could help to prevent obesity and dementia: Drug 'reduces appetite and slows the brain's ageing'

When taken independently, nicotine - found in tobacco products - protects the brain as it ages by suppressing the desire to eat, scientists believe. But experts say smoking should still be avoided as it results in a vast array of health problems which ou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 21, 2016 15:59

Smoking Impacts Cardiac Structure, Function

Action Points Elderly smokers without evidence of heart disease still showed subtle alterations in left ventricular structure and impaired diastolic function in an analysis of data from an ongoing, prospective study.
MedPage Today
added Sep 15, 2016 22:10

Cancer overtakes heart disease as Australia's biggest killer

Lung cancer is Australia's most common fatal cancer. "People are now living long enough to get cancer in greater numbers," said Professor Lisa Horvath, director of research at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney. "Age is the biggest r
added Sep 14, 2016 01:51
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