Media Availability: Low calorie diet affects aging-related factors
April 4, 2006
What: Results from a controlled clinical trial indicate that overweight people who cut their calories by 25 percent for six months have reduced fasting insulin levels and core body temperature, two markers for which lower levels have been associated...
Dramatic changes in U.S. aging highlighted in new census, NIH report
March 9, 2006
The face of aging in the United States is changing dramatically -- and rapidly, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Today’s older Americans are very different from their...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure
March 3, 2006
NIHSeniorHealth (www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov) now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure, a health condition that affects roughly 5 million older Americans. Designed especially for seniors, NIHSeniorHealth is...
NIA expands arts program aimed at debunking negative aging stereotypes
February 22, 2006
Gail Brooks, 74, created a Japanese floral arrangement to express her feelings about the Vital Visionaries, an arts-based program developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To represent the...
NIH seeks strategies to preserve brain health
February 21, 2006
With the rapid aging of the population, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is intensifying the search for strategies to preserve brain health as people grow older. The effort moved an important step forward today with a report by an expert...
Spouse's hospitalization increases partner's risk of death, new study of a half-million couples shows
February 15, 2006
Most people have heard stories about an older person who "dies of a broken heart" shortly after their partner's death. A new study finds that hospitalization of a spouse for a serious illness also increases their partner's risk of...
Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging study launched nationwide by the National Institutes of Health
February 9, 2006
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) -- a project developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- is seeking 800 older adults to participate in a study aimed at identifying biological markers of memory decline and...
Osteoporosis information easily accessible at NIHSeniorHealth
January 27, 2006
Millions of older Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Osteoporosis is especially common in older women. One out of every two women and one in four men...
Exercise associated with reduced risk of dementia in older adults
January 17, 2006
Older adults who exercised at least three times a week were much less likely to develop dementia than those who were less active, according to a new study. The study did not demonstrate directly that exercise reduces risk of dementia, but it joins a...
Studies show intervention can improve caregiver skills, quality of life
January 1, 2006
Community-based dementia care-giver interventions can reduce caregiver depression, teach effective behavior management skills, improve caregiver-care recipient relationships, and positively affect general quality of life for caregivers, according...