Topics of Interest: Global Aging

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Unprecedented changes are occurring worldwide as populations age and fertility and mortality rates decline in most countries. These changes affect everyone from individuals and families to governments and industry.

NIA has pioneered cross-national research, sponsoring collaborative international projects, and disseminating findings in aging-related conditions and concerns affecting people worldwide. Significantly, NIA’s Health and Retirement Study has served as the model for similar large-scale longitudinal studies in other countries. NIA also collaborates with other NIH Institutes, the World Health Organization, and others on additional research efforts on global aging issues.

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