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May 3rd 2018
Eating fish and legumes 'could delay menopause by three years'
A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the menopause, while eating lots of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may hasten it, researchers have found.
The study of women from England, Scotland, and Wales, which is the first of its kind in the UK, found the average age of menopause to be 51 and certain foods seemed to be associated with its timing.
The researchers found having a high intake of oily fish and fresh legumes - such as peas and beans - was associated with a menopause delay of more than three years. Higher intakes of vitamin B6 and zinc were also associated with later menopause.
In contrast, each eating lots of refined carbs - specifically pasta and rice - was associated with reaching the menopause 1.5 years earlier.
To explore the links between menopause and diet, the researchers drew on participants from the UK Women’s Cohort Study, involving more than 35,000 women between the ages of 35 and 69.
The women provided information on potentially influential factors such as weight history, physical activity levels, reproductive history, and use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
They also estimated the quantities of 217 foodstuffs they ate every day by completing a food frequency questionnaire. The food items were collated into groups according to their culinary uses. Further information on when the women had gone through the menopause naturally was gathered four years later.
In all, around 14,000 women provided information at both time points, and the final analysis included the 914 who had gone through the menopause naturally after the age of 40 and before the age of 65.
The researchers said each additional portion of oily fish and fresh legumes a woman ate per day was associated with a delay of menopause of 3.3 years. Speaking to HuffPost UK, study author Professor Janet Cade was keen to point out this does not mean menopause is delayed by 3.3 years each time you eat a portion of fish. Instead, the research looks at women’s habitual intake. For example, a woman who routinely eats two portions of fish per day will experience menopause on average three years later than a woman who only eats one portion per day.
Following the same principle, each additional daily portion of refined carbs - specifically pasta and rice - was associated with reaching the menopause 1.5 years earlier, after taking account of potentially influential factors such as weight.
Omega 3 fatty acids, which are abundant in oily fish, stimulate antioxidant capacity in the body and legumes are also high in antioxidants. The researchers have suggested antioxidants may preserve menstruation for longer by impacting the release of eggs.
In contrast, refined carbs boost the risk of insulin resistance, which can interfere with sex hormone activity and boost oestrogen levels, both of which might increase the number of menstrual cycles and deplete egg supply faster, they said.
They stressed though that the findings were taken from an observational study, and as such, more research is needed to see if food does definitely cause changes to a woman’s menstrual cycle.
April 28th 2018
How can we stop ageing or at least slow it down?
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April 16th 2018
These are some of the top signs of getting old
Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research.
A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit.
Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting a bar also made the list.
The study, commissioned by Future You to highlight the benefits of Turmeric+ tablets, also found feeling stiff and talking about your joints a lot featured in the top fifty signs you’re growing old.
A spokesman said: “It’s fascinating to see nearly half the nation considers joint pain and stiffness a sign of growing age.
“In fact, knees came out as one of the most common body parts giving Brits physical discomfort so it’s important you take care of yourself regardless of your age.”
Researchers named 41 as the age adults typically start exhibiting these signs, with 57 the point at which people consider themselves to be ‘officially old’.
While waving goodbye to their youth, 47 per cent said losing their memory is their biggest worry about getting old, with 29 per cent concerned about the impact ageing will have on their fitness.
More than one third are fretting about becoming lonely as they get older and one in five are agonising over whether they will retain their looks with age.
And nearly half agreed they feel ‘old before their time’.
But the saying “you’re only as old as you feel” is true for three in four, with more than half of adults feeling younger than their actual age.
Millions also admit to making significant lifestyle changes to try and increase their lifespan, typically pulling their finger out by age 40.
Making changes to their diet is the most popular lifestyle change with others cutting back on bad habits such as drinking and smoking or even giving them up all together.
Taking up new sports and opting to cook with healthy spices are also among the ways people try to turn back the clock.
But 28 per cent admit getting old isn’t as bad as they thought it would be.
A spokesman for Turmeric+ added: “It’s interesting to see a number of Brits are making a conscious effort to reverse the ageing process, by recognising the benefits of natural ingredients and taking food supplements.”
1. Forgetting people's names
2. Losing hair
3. Feeling stiff
4. Talking a lot about your joints/ailments
5. Groaning when you bend down
6. Not knowing any songs in the top ten
7. Misplacing your glasses/ bag/ car keys etc
8. Getting more hairy - ears, eyebrows, nose, face etc.
9. Avoid lifting heavy things due to back concerns
10. Saying 'in my day'
11. Finding it tricky to sit cross-legged on the floor
12. Hating noisy pubs
13. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style
14. Falling asleep in front of the TV every night
15. Thinking policemen/teachers/doctors look really young
16. Falling ill more often
17. Saying "it wasn't like that when I was young"
18. Complaining about more things
19. Needing an afternoon nap
20. Feeling tired the moment you wake up
21. Struggling to use technology
22. Finding you have no idea what 'young people' are talking about
23. Having colleagues who are so young they don't know what a cassette tape is
24. Losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and TVs
25. Complaining about the rubbish on television these days
26. Spending time comparing illnesses and injuries with friends
27. Your friends are all ill more often
28. Not knowing or remembering the name of any modern bands
29. You consider going on a 'no children' cruise for a holiday
30. You know your alcohol limit
31. Struggling to think of anything worse than going to a music festival
32. Never going out without your coat
33. Putting everyday items in the wrong place
34. You move from Radio 1 to Radio 2
35. You start driving very slowly
36. You struggle to lose weight easily
37. Buying a smart phone but having no idea how to do anything other than make phone calls on it
38. You say ‘I’m gasping for a cup of tea’
39. Spending more money on face creams / anti-ageing products
40. Falling asleep after one glass of wine
41. Feeling you have the right to tell people exactly what you are thinking, even if it isn't polite
42. You like getting asked for ID
43. Paying by cash or cheque rather than using your card
44. Preferring a night in with a board game than a night on the town
45. Being told off for politically incorrect opinions
46. Joining the National Trust
47. Your ears are getting bigger
48. Preferring a Sunday walk to a lie in
49. You think, 'maybe I'll drive instead of drink'
50. Drinking sherry
April 5th 2018
Telomeres are parts of our chromosomes that affect how cells
age. Like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces, telomeres are caps at the
end of each strand of DNA that protect it and allow cells to function and
reproduce properly. Telomeres shorten each time a cell divides which, over
time, leaves genetic DNA unprotected and causes cellular function to be
compromised and ultimately leads to cell apoptosis (death) or senescence.
Every organ in the body (skin, liver, heart, etc.) is made up of cells, so telomeres are vital to good health. Slowing or stopping the shortening of telomeres can slow or stop cellular ageing.
The length of a person’s telomeres is a good indicator of
their overall health status. Having short telomeres can accelerate the natural
aging process on a cellular level. Some cells, like those found in the skin and
immune system, are most affected by telomere shortening because they reproduce
For a body to stay healthy, it is important to maintain telomere length.
Telomerase is a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body that
can slow, stop or perhaps even reverse age- and lifestyle-related telomere
shortening. Telomerase is produced only inside functioning cells; it is not
possible to take biologically active telomerase orally.
Activating the enzyme telomerase may be the key to helping cells live longer. Scientific research has shown activating telomerase in human cells slowed cell aging and allowed older cells to begin replicating again.
TA-65® is a patented, all natural, plant-based compound which is designed to help maintain or rebuild telomeres by activating telomerase. TA-65MD® nutritional supplements are the first in a line of products based on the TA-65® compound. TA-65MD® nutritional supplements are the first research-based products that specifically target Telomerase Activation.