Abstract

• The factors best demonstrated to delay aging are fruit and vegetables, exercise, not smoking, drinking one or two glasses of alcohol daily, and fish consumption. • Vitamin D replacement, in persons with low 25[OH] vitamin D levels, decreases hip fractures, improves muscle strength, enhances function, and decreases mortality. • Antiaging medicine has been hijacked by charlatans who promote unproven or dangerous remedies to a naïve aging public. • Too often animal studies that produce longevity are directly applied to humans before appropriate clinical trials have been carried out. • There is no evidence that hormones or megadoses of vitamins prolong life. • Numerous products of varying quality are available to slow -photoaging and remove skin blemishes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteBrocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Pagine145-150
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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