Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits: it can prevent premature death and lower the risk of disorders associated with ageing. Yet, up to three-quarters of the older adult population do not currently exercise at the recommended levels...
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that enhances immune function, and protects against cancer, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Very high doses (1800 IU/day) may reverse diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Vitamin C, another...
When prescribing for the elderly, ‘start low and go slow’ is the golden rule. Starting with a third to half the recommended dosage may help eliminate potential ill effects (Geriatrics, 1996; 51: 26-30, 35). In addition, there’s a whole range of...
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
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I was very interested in your article ‘Healthy, older and wise’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 9). But why was there no mention of the proved benefits of dog ownership?