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Study: Age-related changes in brain stem cells are more pronounced in male animals

12 days ago   |   By News Medical

Ageing and age-related brain disease do not affect women and men in the same way. The adult brain constantly generates new brain cells called neurons from stem cells, a process called neurogenesis. This process is important for learning and cognitive function which declines as the brain ages.
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Longitudinal trajectories of diet quality and subsequent mortality among Chinese adults: results from the China health and nutrition survey 1997-2015

12 days ago   |   By International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

China has witnessed a significant nutritional transition. However, there is a gap in the literature investigating the association between change of diet and mortality among Chinese. Thus, we aimed to explore t...
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Differences in disability and nutritional status among older Brazilian and English adults: the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging and English Longitudinal Study of Aging cohorts

12 days ago   |   By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

ABSTRACTBackgroundBrazil and England are 2 countries at different stages in their demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions and with distinct socioeconomic and politic contexts, but with similar universal health systems. We aimed to examine disability and its association with objective anthropometric indicators of nutritional status, including BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-height ratio, comparing older Brazilian and English adults.MethodsWe used cross-sectional data from 2 nationally representative aging studies. For Brazil, we included 9412 participants who...
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