Lifelong Opportunities for Aging Well”;”Newly published research by three Center on Longevity faculty affiliates illustrates a range of opportunities across the life span – including combating childhood obesity, the value of an active, engaged lifestyle, and a silver lining to the graying of our nation – for aging well.
Combating obesity among children can help prevent problems later in life, such as diabetes and chronic disease. Results of a study led by faculty affiliate Thomas Robinson MD and published in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine are important signs of progress in efforts to design health-promotion and disease-prevention campaigns.
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With the aging of the population, the burden of disability will have an increasingly profound influence across a number of domains, ranging from health care expenditures and the provision of care to older persons’ quality of life, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association article co-authored by faculty affiliate Abby King PhD.
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As people grow older, they tend to become more emotionally stable. And that translates into longer, more productive lives that offer more benefits than problems, says Center founding director Laura Carstensen PhD, lead author of a study published in Psychology and Aging. >>