1. haidut

    Deficiency Of Vitamin K Involved In Age-related Disability / Frailty

    A nice study illustrating that vitamin K deficiency may be one of the reasons people become frail with age. Age-relate disability/frailty is one the leading causes of death in the elderly, behind infections and iatrogenic causes. Given the role of vitamin K in the synthesis of osteocalcin and...
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    Being Obese / Overweight Protects Against Dementia In The Elderly

    Another example of the "obesity paradox", this time the authors themselves call the extra weight being protective and it was not something deduced by the public by reading the study. Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US "...One possible factor is education. The older...
  3. ecstatichamster

    High TSH Elderly Men Live Longer?

    Mortality in a complete 4-year follow up of 85-year-old residents of Leiden, classified by serum level of thyrotropin and thyroxine. - PubMed - NCBI In the 13% of elderly subjects in Leiden with abnormally high serum TSH levels, the mean annual mortality rate was significantly lower than the...
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    Soy protein detrimental for muscles strength in older people

    A humans study, which once again confirms the detrimental effect of soy on muscles. According to the authors, the effect is likely due to the estrogenic properties of soy. Btw, the high dairy protein group had the biggest increase in strength gain. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ...
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