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Healthy Aging News

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Age 40 is when busy Americans get the least sleep

A graph of how long Americans sleep forms a U-shaped pattern across our lives.

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Can cocoa consumption help us age better?

Dr. Yanbin Dong just received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to perform detailed analysis of inflammatory factors and genetic changes associated with aging to see if cocoa consumption reduces health problems.

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Aiming for healthy aging: Augusta University focuses research on age-related disease

Currently, an estimated 1.4 million Georgians are 65 and older, but that number is expected to jump significantly over the next decade. Augusta University is focused on a three-year recruitment effort to grow the university’s research footprint in “inflamm-aging” and brain aging.

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With age, insufficient tryptophan in the diet alters the gut microbiota, increases inflammation

In a normally reciprocal relationship that appears to go awry with age, sufficient tryptophan, which we consume in foods like milk, turkey, chicken and oats, helps keep our microbiota healthy. A healthy microbiota in turn helps ensure that tryptophan mainly results in good things for us like producing the neurotransmitter serotonin, which reduces depression risk, and melatonin, which aids a good night’s sleep.

Augusta University is proud to have many research studies funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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