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Anti-aging Developments - July 2010

Omega 3 Could Prevent Hearing Loss

Anti-Aging Developments - 1 July 2010 --A recent study has found that omega 3 fatty-acids could play a major role in preventing hearing loss. The study, which was led by Paul Mitchell from the University of Sydney, Australia. analyzed data collected on 2,956 men and women enrolled in the Blue Mountains Hearing Study, surveying the subjects regarding their dietary intakes of fish.

The team found that two servings of fish weekly reduced hearing loss in subjects ages 50 years and older, compared with people who average less than one serving per week. Writing that: “There was an inverse association between higher intakes of [omega-3 fatty acids] and regular weekly consumption of fish and hearing loss,” the researchers conclude that: “Dietary intervention with [omega-3 fatty acids] could prevent or delay the development of age-related hearing loss.”
(Source: World Health Net)

Exercise May Prevent Falls in Elderly Men

Anti-Aging News - July 2, 2010 --Falls are a leading cause of disability and cause an estimated 19,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.

A study led by Kristen J. Mertz, from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), examined the characteristics of falls among adults to ascertain the link between cardio-respiratory fitness resulting from physical activity and walkingrelated falls.

The team analyzed data collected on participants enrolled in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study from 1970 through 1989, who responded to questions on falls on a 1990 follow-up survey. They found that regular exercise reduced the risk of falls, with two hours of aerobic exercise a week exerting the greatest protective effect.

While the researchers observed that women were 2.8 times more likely than men to fall while walking, women's fitness levels appeared to make little difference. However, fitness levels in men were important, as men with low fitness levels were 2.2 times more likely to fall than men with high fitness levels.

Writing that: “Falls are common throughout adulthood but activities at time of falls differ by age,” the team concludes that: “Low fitness levels and physical inactivity may increase risk for walking-related falls.”
(Source: World Health Net)


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