Tag: lifespan

45 minutes of vigorous exercise 6 days a week 52 weeks a year to increase your survival rate.

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday, I wrote a piece about a recent paper that found that runners had a higher survival rate and a lower rate of disability as they aged compared to non-runners. While I had a few problems with the study in the end I agreed with the authors conclusions (mainly a problem of…

Can our track record in cancer research give us a hint of what we can expect in longevity research?

Can we look at the history of some leading diseases to get an indication of the potential breakthroughs in longevity research? Research in the longevity field has dramatically grown in the last 3-4 years, and many are claiming we will realize great breakthroughs resulting in longer lives and more healthier years. And I for one…

The use of adult pills by kids

Life expectancy: Image via Wikipedia Another sign of the growing health problems of developed countries is the rapid increase of ‘adult pill’ use by kids as reported by NY times. Previously, I had covered the new guidelines of use of anti-cholesterol medication in kids as young as 8, and potential long term harm this could…