What is longevity? What brings on the glow of a robust health in both younger and older people? According to the US National Institute of Aging (NIA), longevity is about measured strategies to extend the healthy functioning of our body (Nadon et al., 2008) – these strategies aim to prevent diseases, especially chronic illnesses like cardiovascular and cancer, among others (Caprara, 2018).*
Globally, while the average life span has increased in both developed and developing nations, in the next 30 years the aging population will double to 22%, or about 2 billion people. Since there are about 7.7 billion people in the world, this means that almost a quarter of the world will be over 60 years old (United Nations, Ageing, 2017).*
Old age causes a variety of biological and cognitive degenerations, yet the decline does not have to be debilitating. Just the opposite, with the correct approach toward prevention, healthy longevity can be achieved (Jin et al., 2015). The World health Organization (WHO) has focused their efforts on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), or chronic illnesses, such as cancer, ischemic heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and more, as a preventative approach and a path toward longevity (WHO, 2014; see also Lim et al., 2012 global assessment of both infectious and NCDs diseases).
Historically, in the developed world, longevity was thought of as an anti-aging approach that emphasized looks and energy rather than the whole health. Skin care, makeup, supplements, hormones, and medicines were created to hide age and stimulate our bodies into producing more energy and higher hormonal levels. Merchandise was fused with procedures to tighten or erase wrinkles and skin discolorations, sucking or adding fat, depending on the area treated, to name a few treatments (e.g., Ganceviciene et al., 2012). Mostly, the anti-aging movement was aimed to make women look younger and men more virile.*
The New Longevity represents a comprehensive approach to health and long life (Jin et al., 2015). This new approach to longevity (or healthy ‘anti-aging’) does not solely focus on how we look but how our bodies function healthily from youth through old age (Fontana et al., 2014).
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Later this week in our Forward Thinking newsletter we will continue to discuss the new scientific thinking and research on longevity and health.
Caprara, G. (2018). Diet and longevity: The effects of traditional eating habits on human lifespan extension. Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, (Preprint), 1-34. Abstract
Calder, P. C., Bosco, N., Bourdet-Sicard, R., Capuron, L., Delzenne, N., Doré, J., … & Visioli, F. (2017). Health relevance of the modification of low grade inflammation in ageing (inflammageing) and the role of nutrition. Ageing research reviews, 40, 95-119. Article
Devi, S. A., & Sekhar, S. R. (2018). Antiaging Interventions: An Insight into Polyphenols and Brain Aging. In Molecular Basis and Emerging Strategies for Anti-aging Interventions(pp. 281-295). Springer, Singapore. Abstract
Donoiu, I., Militaru, C., Obleagă, O., Hunter, J. M., Neamţu, J., Biţă, A., … & Rogoveanu, O. C. (2018). Effects of Boron-Containing Compounds on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors–A Review. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Abstract
Filosa, S., Di Meo, F., & Crispi, S. (2018). Polyphenols-gut microbiota interplay and brain neuromodulation. Neural regeneration research, 13(12), 2055. Article
Fontana, L., Kennedy, B. K., Longo, V. D., Seals, D., & Melov, S. (2014). Medical research: treat ageing. Nature News, 511(7510), 405. Article
Ganceviciene, R., Liakou, A. I., Theodoridis, A., Makrantonaki, E., & Zouboulis, C. C. (2012). Skin anti-aging strategies. Dermato-endocrinology, 4(3), 308-319. Article
Holscher, H. D. (2017). Dietary fiber and prebiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota. Gut Microbes, 8(2), 172-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2017.1290756
Jin, K., Simpkins, J. W., Ji, X., Leis, M., & Stambler, I. (2015). The critical need to promote research of aging and aging-related diseases to improve health and longevity of the elderly population. Aging and disease, 6(1), 1. Article
Le Couteur, D. G., Solon-Biet, S., Wahl, D., Cogger, V. C., Willcox, B. J., Willcox, D. C., … & Simpson, S. J. (2016). New Horizons: Dietary protein, ageing and the Okinawan ratio. Age and ageing, 45(4), 443-447. Article
Lim, S. S., Vos, T., Flaxman, A. D., Danaei, G., Shibuya, K., Adair-Rohani, H., … & Aryee, M. (2012). A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The lancet, 380(9859), 2224-2260. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61766-8
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Nadon, N. L., Strong, R., Miller, R. A., Nelson, J., Javors, M., Sharp, Z. D., … & Harrison, D. E. (2008). Design of aging intervention studies: the NIA interventions testing program. Age, 30(4), 187-199. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11357-008-9048-1
Seidelmann, S. B., Claggett, B., Cheng, S., Henglin, M., Shah, A., Steffen, L. M., … & Solomon, S. D. (2018). Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis. The Lancet Public Health, 3(9), e419-e428. Article
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We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
In this fascinating website you can watch the numbers of births and the number of deaths growth in real time. See Current World Population. With the increasing numbers of people reaching sennescense and the mounting pandemic of chronic degenerative diseases, we need a sea-change in how we feed ourselves, to one that brings healthy longevity.
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