This is Josh Mitteldorf’s page within the Science Blog Sites.
News about health and aging will be covered from the author’s perspective on evolutionary science. Our bodies do not “wear out” over time, but rather they actively destroy themselves from the inside out, on a genetically programmed schedule. But that schedule is “plastic” in response to hormonal signals and environmental cues. This insight offers a promising path toward health and longevity.
Look here for posts about current research and medical studies related to aging and healthy life habits. For basic information about healthy living for a long life, see the author’s permanent page at AgingAdvice.org.