Health and Longevity Articles

Health and Longevity Articles are not the same thing. You can have good health

but a short life and you can have a long life of poor health. Most of us would prefer a different alternative.  We want to have a healthy long life eg. Health and Longevity.

I am a retired college professor who reads articles published in scientific journals about health and longevity.  I 'translate them into ordinary English" so each of us can benefit from what researchers have found.

Below are brief summaries of articles published about health and longevity.  I hope you will find them useful.

Health Articles

Longevity Articles. How long can you live? How long will you live? The search for a "Fountain of Youth" is centuries old. And science is making progress in the quest for life extension. New studies offer real hope that we have not just mere possibilities for life extension but practical actions that can work for most of us.

What we know about longevity so far

We know our lifespans are both a matter of inherited genes AND our daily actions:

Average life span The World Health Organization tracks the AVERAGE life expectancy in different countries. Their data shows that life spans are increasing across the globe.

BUT this increase has been due to eliminating many infant and early childhood deaths. Fewer childhood deaths means the AVERAGE life expectancy of a society increases. BUT this does not address the issue you want - increasing your own life expectancy.

The links below offer you 'state of the art' studies: Longevity Articles that identify specific actions that can increase YOUR life span. Other articles show that there is NO SCIENTIFIC evidence to support claims made by marketers for some longevity supplements but supplements may have merit. Learn the difference!

There are things you can do that can add years to your life span. Your longevity is NOT just a matter of genetic inheritance. Your daily choices can have a dramatic effect on how long you will live as well as the quality of life you will enjoy in your elder years.

Longevity articles and resources

  1. Longevity and you genes. Exciting news! Scientists  discover modifiable genetic basis for longevity. 
  2. Psychology and the Human life span   How Your Attitude affects Longevity
  3. Scientific studies: Optimism/Pessimism and a longer life
  4. Physical activity and longevity: The book that has changed lives: Growing Younger Next Year
  5. Calorie Restriction - is this the key to a longevity?  Introduction: Calorie Restriction and Anti-aging diets  The scientific evidence for/against Calorie Restriction and Aging                    More about Calorie Restriction longevity diet Important Calorie Restriction Diet Warning         Popular Calorie restriction blogs
  6. Supplements, Food and longevity Review of TA-65 new longevity supplement Human Growth Hormone: HGH (human growth hormone) for longevityFood, Free Radicals and longevity: What science says about Anti-aging food,   Free Radicals and Aging                       Ganoderama mushroom for longevity\
  7. Planning for a long life: Longevity needs a life plan - will yours do?

    8.Important Books - Longevity Articles: The Blue Zones: a study of life in places where people live the longest                           

    9. Keeping and restoring cognitive function as we age:   Brain Longevity Dare to be 100 by Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.                                           

   10.Interviews with Centenarians:  If I Live to be 100  by Neenah Ellis and there is  Life beyond       100 Living to be 100 by the author of The Immortality Factor.     

    11.Longevity articles: Life Expectancy by country for Longevity Articles

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