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Who’s going to live the longest? Those with the best chance of a long life are vegetarians who have followed the diet for 17 years, while people who eat red and processed meat every day could have the shortest life-span, new analysis suggests.
Older people who regularly exercise have a brain that’s 10 years ‘younger’ than those who are inactive or only lightly exercise. Their thinking and memory skills were both sharper, and at an age when the chances of dementia or Alzheimer’s are at their highest, a new study has found.
It’s no longer just the dream of tech billionaires like Google founder Sergey Brin. The idea of living to 120 is now becoming the ambition of Everyman, and some researchers believe it’s within reach. If this sounds like it’s from the realms of science fiction, two major shifts in longevity and health have recently been announced that suggest the scientists may be on to something.
Elderly people are routinely given drugs to help reduce blood sugar levels or control their blood pressure but the medications could be doing more harm than good.