What is age-related frailty? And how does it show up in the two sexes? And is it possible to prevent it? Francesca Baglio, a neurologist at the IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS in Milan and a member of the SoLongevity scientific committee, tells us.
Flavia Franconi has lived several lives. A graduate in Psychiatry, she taught Pharmacology at the University of Sassari. She then served as Health Councillor of Basilicata. But women’s health has always been at the center of her interests. Indeed, she is the “noble mother” of sex-gender medicine in Italy, and today she is also at the center of an international network as chair of the Women20 Health Commission. We asked her to tell us about the differences between the sexes when it comes to aging.
Excess homocysteine poses a health risk to the cardio- and cerebrovascular system because it stimulates the development of atherosclerosis, increasing the likelihood of stroke and heart attack. If action is taken early, by changing dietary habits and through supplements, levels can be normalized. With a double advantage
There are several methods for measuring oxidative stress. Knowing one’s “level” of oxidative stress can be useful in a preventive and healthy aging perspective
Telomere length is considered one of the hallmarks of aging, but new research is revealing that their “measurement” seems to be indicative more of health status than biological age. As Valentina Bollati, associate professor in the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences and the Epiget Lab at Milan State University, explains.