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Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

The effect of obesity combined with low muscle strength on decline in mobility in older persons

S Stenholm, D Alley, S Bandinelli, M E Griswold, S Koskinen, T Rantanen, J M Guralnik and L Ferrucci1 Research on the effect of obesity on the mobility of older people Both obesity and muscle impairment are increasingly prevalent among older persons and n ...

Vegetables and nuts come out top for heart health

A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand A report to show that a Mediterranean diet, rich iS associated with a lower risk for heart disease According to findings published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine, modest relationships wer ...

Sim1 Haploinsufficiency Impairs Melanocortin-Mediated Anorexia and Activation of Paraventricular Nucleus Neurons

Kublaoui, B. et al Research study on analysis of a gene implicated in human monogenic obesity Single-minded 1 (SIM1) is one of only six genes implicated in human monogenic obesity. Haploinsufficiency of this hypothalamic transcription factor is associated ...

An analysis of the utilisation and expenditure of medicines dispensed for the prophylaxis and treatment of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration with a resulting increase in bone fragility and therefore increased risk of fracture[1]. It occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women and in patients ...

Combined effect of health behaviours and risk of first ever stroke in 20 040 men and women over 11 years'

Objective To quantify the potential combined impact of four health behaviours on incidence of stroke in men and women living in the general community. Design Population based prospective study (EPIC-Norfolk). Setting Norfolk, United Kingdom. Participants ...

Long Term Care Directory of Major Providers 2008

Based on Laing & Buisson's latest survey of providers with 3 or more care homes, completed in 2008, the Directory offers users the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of corporate care home holdings.This latest edition includes details of: ...

The Metabolic Syndrome and Development of Cognitive Impairment Among Older Women

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Options for care funding: What could be done now?

This Joseph Rowntree Publication brings together a number of solutions to the current care provison systems in the UK.It highlights how the current economic climate could negatively impact the present long term care funding model. Further concerns include ...

Long Term Care Directory of Major Providers 2009

Based on Laing & Buisson's latest survey of providers with 3 or more care homes, completed in 2009, the Directory offers users the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of corporate care home holdings.Based on Laing & Buisson's late ...

How Does Retirement Affect Health?

This paper investigates the effects of retirement on various health outcomes. Data stem from the first three waves of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). With this informative data, non-parametric matching methods can be applied to identify c ...

Caloric Restriction Delays Disease Onset and Mortality in Rhesus Monkeys

Ricki J. Colman,1,* Rozalyn M. Anderson,1 Sterling C. Johnson,1,2,3 Erik K. Kastman,2,3 Kristopher J. Kosmatka,2,3 T. Mark Beasley,4 David B. Allison,4 Christina Cruzen,1 Heather A. Simmons,1 Joseph W. Kemnitz,1,2,5 Richard Weindruch1,2,3,*Caloric restric ...

Healthy Ageing Task Force Report

Year on year, countries across the world continue to see an increase in life expectancy, largely attributed to the impact of modern medicine and disease eradication. There is now increasing evidence that environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle al ...

Associations between lifestyle factors and quality of life among older long-terml cancer survivors...

Catherine E. Mosher, PhD 1 *, Richard Sloane, MS, MPH 2 3, Miriam C. Morey, PhD 2 4 5, Denise Clutter Snyder, MS, RD, CSO 3, Harvey J. Cohen, MD 2 3 4 5, Paige E. Miller, MS 6, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD 3 7 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral ...

Healthy Living Is the Best Revenge

Findings From the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition–Potsdam Study Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH; Manuela M. Bergmann, PhD; Janine Kröger; Anja Schienkiewitz, PhD, MPH; Cornelia Weikert, MD, MPH; Heiner Boeing, PhD, MSPHArch Intern Med.  ...

Bone and mineral metabolism in older adults with Parkinson's disease

Objectives: Parkinson's disease (PD) and osteoporosis are two common chronic disabling conditions in older adults that adversely affect quality of life. The aim of the present work was to study the relationship between bone changes and PD. Methods: e ...

Parental history of Alzheimer disease associated with lower plasma apolipoprotein E levels

From the Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics (P.v.V., R.G.J.W.), Department of Clinical Chemistry (M.F.), and Department of Clinical Genetics, Center for Human and Clinical Genetics (E.B.), Leiden University Medical Center; Department of Psychiatry ( ...

Life expectancy in relation to cardiovascular risk factors: 38 year follow-up of 19 000 men in the Whitehall study

Robert Clarke, reader in epidemiology and public health medicine1, Jonathan Emberson, senior statistician1, Astrid Fletcher, professor of epidemiology2, Elizabeth Breeze, lecturer in epidemiology3, Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public heal ...

What are the mechanisms for post-stroke dementia?

The Lancet Neurology, Vol. 8 No. 11 pp 973-975 Dementia is becoming an increasingly common disorder in our ageing population and is a much more heterogeneous condition than has long been assumed. Above all neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's dis ...

Risk of dementia hospitalisation associated with cardiovascular risk factors in midlife and older age: the Atherosclerosis Risk

1 Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA2 Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA3 Department of Neurology, Johns Hop ...