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NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts state-of-the-art clinical translational research on the prevention of age-related diseases and the extension of healthier human life.
At the Center on Longevity, we are determined to make sure that research findings do not stay locked away in academia but reach the people who can most benefit from them.
For over 60 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
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604

(Source: NIH / National Institute on Aging) People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age. It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your healthcare provider know if you have any concerns.

Having a healthy lifestyle can help you to deal with normal aging changes and make the most of your life. People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age:

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep your mind and body active
  • Don't smoke
  • Get regular checkups
  • Practice safety habits

Source: NIH / National Institute on Aging

While there is no scientific proof that anti-aging products reverse or stop the process of aging, scientists continue to make inroads in understanding how we age and how we might extend life by focusing on improving the quality of our lives as we age. While there is no scientific proof that anti-aging products reverse or stop the process of aging, scientists continue to make inroads in understanding how we age and how we might extend life by focusing on improving the quality of our lives as we age.  In this episode of Second Opinion, we learn about the research being done in the anti-aging industry.

Key Point 1

Some anti-aging products sound very appealing, but so far there's no scientific proof that any of them reverse or stop the process of aging.

Key Point 2

Science continues to make inroads in understanding how we age and how we might extend life.  For now, the best we can do is focus on improving the quality of our lives as we age.

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Conduct an off-site search for aging from MedlinePlus.  These up-to-date search results are based on search terms specific to Second Opinion Key Points.

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