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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Low vitamin D levels linked to poor physical performance in older adults

Low vitamin D levels linked to poor physical performance in older adults

Health problems accumulate and take heavy toll on seniors

Health problems accumulate and take heavy toll on seniors

Combined effects of aging and obesity epidemic results in bigger body size among the elderly

Combined effects of aging and obesity epidemic results in bigger body size among the elderly

Corn, oats, cherries and red wine's high melatonin content can help delay ageing

Corn, oats, cherries and red wine's high melatonin content can help delay ageing

Education does not protect against age-related memory decline

Education does not protect against age-related memory decline

Structured exercise may enhance seniors' physical functioning

Structured exercise may enhance seniors' physical functioning

Protein linked to heart disease found to be more prevalent in low-income people, minorities and women

Protein linked to heart disease found to be more prevalent in low-income people, minorities and women

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

High blood pressure linked with a decline in walking ability in later life

High blood pressure linked with a decline in walking ability in later life

Long, healthy life tends to run in some families

Long, healthy life tends to run in some families

The secret to a long active life is to eat less

The secret to a long active life is to eat less

Study identified characteristics of caregivers that may increase symptoms in dementia patients

Study identified characteristics of caregivers that may increase symptoms in dementia patients

Strategies help keep memory fit in elderly

Strategies help keep memory fit in elderly

Elderly people should not be afraid to exercise

Elderly people should not be afraid to exercise

Ethnicity the most important personal characteristic in predicting complementary medicine use

Ethnicity the most important personal characteristic in predicting complementary medicine use

Vitamin D helps prevent bone loss during osteoporosis

Vitamin D helps prevent bone loss during osteoporosis

Exercise helps elderly heal

Exercise helps elderly heal

New door opens for anti-aging research in humans

New door opens for anti-aging research in humans

Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

Study shows that nursing homes should consider diabetes a significant risk factor for falling

Study shows that nursing homes should consider diabetes a significant risk factor for falling