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How old are you really? Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 7th, 2015.

There is more to human ageing than just the passing of time. A new study, published in PNAS, uses a number of different measures to determine individuals’ ‘biological age’, drawing on the long-running Dunedin Longitudinal Study. Although all the participants were, chronologically speaking, 38 years old at the time of the study, their biological ages […]

Mediterranean diet and telomere length – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on December 3rd, 2014.

According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan. The diet, which has been consistently linked with health benefits including reduced mortality and a lower risk of heart disease, appears to be associated with longer telomere length – a marker for slower ageing. The […]

NZ ranks 10th in global ageing report

Laura Goodall posted in on October 1st, 2014.

New Zealand is the 10th best country in the world to grow old in, ranking above both Australia and the UK as part of an international assessment of how the elderly are faring globally. The Global AgeWatch Index 2014, carried out by researchers at HelpAge International and the University of Southampton, ranks 96 countries according to […]

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NZ ranks high in global ageing report – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 1st, 2014.

New Zealand is the 10th best country in the world to grow old in, ranking above both Australia and the UK as part of an international assessment of how the elderly are faring globally. The Global AgeWatch Index 2014, carried out by researchers at HelpAge International and the University of Southampton, ranks 96 countries according to […]

NZ Herald: Portraits of a thousand lives

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

The Dunedin Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which began in 1972, has since then tracked the lives of over 1,000 people since they were born, gathering information about various aspects of their health. Although there are other such studies with more people, the Dunedin longitudinal study has gained a reputation for its rigorousness and […]

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