Artificial Light May Speed Aging

The journal, Current Biology, published new research this week concerning the effects of natural light exposure upon mice. In all fairness, the conditions of the experiment were extreme—uninterrupted artificial light for a six-month period. But, inflammation, muscle weakness and bone loss are clear signs of aging that appear to be exacerbated by artificial-light exposure. Worth reading about, here.


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Women More at Risk for Neurological Disorders

Station KJZZ in Arizona is airing a five-part series called Aging In Arizona. The 2nd installment explores women and their greater susceptibility to neurological disorders—including Alzheimer’s. Neuroscientist, Roberta Diaz Brinton, shares her theory that hormonal milestones such as puberty, pregnancy and the onset of menopause are triggers. More, here.