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  1. Excess Midlife Weight Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints. Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop t

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  2. 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition. Close to 6 percent of men

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  3. Moderate Coffee Drinking and Seniors' Brain Health

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia. The study

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  4. Well-Off, Over 50: Risk for Problem Drinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking. A team led by Jose Ip

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  5. Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a r

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  6. Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who look older than their years may be aging at an accelerated pace, new research suggests. A study of 38-year-olds in New Zealand found their "biological age" -- the state of their organs, immune system, heart health a

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  7. A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it. But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and

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  8. Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in mainta

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  9. 'Moderate' Drinking Harms Older People's Hearts?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. "In an elderly populati

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  10. Majority of Older U.S. Adults Take Daily Aspirin

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. Leading medical associations recommen

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