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AFAR in the News: HuffPost50 column by Scientific Director Steven Austad launches

Oct 13
2016

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On October 12, 2016, AFAR launched a new column on HuffPost50 by  Scientific Director, Steven Austad, PhD.

In “A Young Field about Growing Older: Six Ways Research is Changing How We Age,” Dr. Austad highlighted six developments that are moving the field of aging research toward improving human healthspan-- the time we are in optimal health as we age, including:

Changes to single genes can slow aging

Removing cells damaged by aging improves health

Young blood has rejuvenating properties

Exercise has more health benefits than anyone expected

Restricting certain foods – without restricting calories – may preserve health

• Several drugs have already been discovered that preserve life and health in mice.

Read the full article here.

 

(photo: Joe de Sciose)

 Steven Austad, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Department Chair at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Since 2011, AFAR’s Medical Officer Richard Besdine, M.D., has written a blog for the Huff/Post50 section of The Huffington Post.  Combining the latest research and expert advice, his columns examine a wide range of issues effecting older adults and their caregivers. Dr. Besdine’s column here.






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