Dr Johan Van Den Bogaerde, a gastroenterologist and researcher who has a special interest in the microbiome discusses the way we look at ageing and end of life care, the microbiome and blood-brain barrier highway, growing concerns about anti-scientific bias, and what’s wrong with those scientific studies that make us say “wow!”
A 2014 study published in The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concluded that middle-aged men are more likely to experience premature death due to worrying and frequent arguing with partners, relatives, friends and neighbours. The study, which sampled nearly 10,000 men and women, showed that men who experienced frequent stressful social situations such as worries and demands from their spouses and children had a 50-100% increased mortality risk.
The Mediterranean diet emphasises eating primarily a plant-based diet, with high consumption of fruit, vegetables, legumes, cereals, olive oil (as the primary source of fat), moderate consumption of fish, low to moderate intake of dairy and wine, and a low intake of red meat and poultry.
Sarcopenia refers to the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and functionality. It’s a major factor predisposing older people to falls and fracture.
In this podcast we learn: What are telomeres? and what can they tell us about the state of our health and resilience to disease?