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Two New Studies Suggest That Caloric Restriction in Monkeys May Extend Their Life and Health

Dr. Roy Verdery of the Arizona Center on Aging recently announced results of a study in which captive monkeys that had a 30 percent reduction in calories had elevated levels of good cholesterol and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Working with a variety of taxa from mice to monkeys, scientists interested in the causes of aging have recently made significant advances in scientists'...
Woman in Vietnam May be World's Oldest Person

The quest for youth and longevity has been an interest of humankind for millennia, so it is not surprising that recording statistics on human longevity is done with great interest. On September 26, 2002, it was announced that Vu Thi Dao of northern Vietnam may in fact be the world's oldest person, although her birth certificate only lists the year in which she was born, and not the exact date....

Developed by the American Federation for Aging Research (with an educational grant from Pifzer), "delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news." A good place to start for first-time visitors, the news center featured on the site is a frequently updated collection of links to news articles from a number...