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So lonely I could die

Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say. Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered ...

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Researchers Reveal Mechanism that Impairs Blood Flow with Aging

    With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, is often highlighted and now University of Missouri researchers have identified an age-related cause of arterial dysfunction, a finding that could lead to future treatments. “Aging affects everyone and causes changes throughout our bodies,” said Erika Boerman, a ...

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Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better With Age

  Although the causes of many age-related diseases remain unknown, oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that aging actually offered significant protection against oxidative stress, suggesting that aging may trigger an adaptive response to counteract the effects of oxidative stress on ...

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