Human ageing speeds up at midlife – “Perhaps we are not meant to last beyond 50”

ageing speeds up at midlife
Photo by Guillaume de Germain

Key molecular programs known to promote longevity do not last beyond midlife. An interesting study provides a possible new reason why the human disease burden increases so sharply from the sixth decade of life onward as health-protective mechanisms disappear. Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular “programs” that … Read more

A clear increase in falls after 40 – especially among women

A woman sitting on the side of the road.

It’s not only the older adults that trip and tumble— us midlifers do it, too. Researchers have found that there is a sharp increase in falls after the age of 40, particularly among women. The study found that for women the prevalence of falls increases by 9% among those who are in their early to … Read more