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Telomere Length vs. Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity: Which is Better for Measuring Biological Age?

By Jimmy Leitch, Mar 14, 2019 1:14:29 PM | aortic stiffness, aortic pulse wave velocity, arterial stiffness, biological age, longevity

More important than a human’s chronological age is their biological age, determined by physiological measurements of aging within the body which can predict health and longevity. It is these

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17 Surprising Health Facts About Your Heart

By Jimmy Leitch, Feb 20, 2019 12:02:29 PM | aortic stiffness, healthy eating, stay healthy, heart month, heart age

The heart is a powerful organ, and one that is both vulnerable to poor lifestyle choices, but that can also be positively affected by healthy choices. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause

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Advancements In Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement

By Sarah Goodman, Jan 29, 2019 1:58:50 PM | health technology, aortic stiffness, aorta, aortic pulse wave velocity, study, research, what is pulse wave velocity

As a “hallmark of aging" the measurement of aortic stiffness has been changing the way that academics approach aging and mortality.

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Aortic Stiffness Proven as a Reversible Indicator of Risk for Dementia

By Adam Sharp, Oct 19, 2018 3:05:55 PM | aortic stiffness, dementia, study, arterial stiffness

This week, a study from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that proves a connection between stiffness of the aorta and

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Using The Diaphragm To Promote Your Health With Effective Breathing

By Claire O'Connor, Sep 6, 2018 3:12:00 PM | aortic stiffness, spinal stiffness, core mobility, breathing, diaphragm

Place one hand over your chest below your collar bone, and the other hand on your abdomen directly above your belly button. Now take a deep breath in. Which hand moved the most?

If you’re like

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Stiffness Acts Like A Disease In The Body

By Claire O'Connor, Aug 2, 2018 10:51:02 AM | aortic stiffness, core mobility, stiffness, breathing

Disease is defined as a condition that impairs normal, healthy functioning. Stiffness is like a disease that, once present in the body, spreads and remains dormant (shows no obvious symptoms but

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What does Cristiano Ronaldo's 'biological age of 23' really mean?

By Adam Sharp, Jul 17, 2018 5:02:19 PM | internal age, aortic stiffness, biological age

On signing with his new soccer club, Juventus, for a staggering €100M, Portugal’s 33 year-old World Cup captain Cristiano Ronaldo claimed to have “a biological age of 23.” It’s a bold statement

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How Is Arterial Stiffness Caused?

By Adam Sharp, Jul 5, 2018 4:13:38 PM | aortic stiffness, stiffness, arterial stiffness, cause, measurement

Arterial stiffness is, quite simply, the stiffening of the arteries in the human body. The walls of our arteries are flexible and designed to expand and contract with each pump of the heart. As

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Vitamin K and Arterial Stiffness

By Adam Sharp, Jun 7, 2018 3:14:45 PM | aortic stiffness, arterial stiffness, vitamin k, vitamin k2

Arterial stiffness, and specifically stiffness of the aorta, is an important early indicator of a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease. The aorta is the largest artery in the body and, when

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What Is Pulse Wave Velocity and How Does It Work?

By Adam Sharp, Dec 7, 2017 12:28:30 PM | pulse wave velocity, aortic stiffness, pwv, aortic pulse wave velocity, what is pulse wave velocity

In June 2016, we published a blog titled Pulse Wave Velocity: What It Is And Why It Matters. In it, we provided an overview of Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and explained why it is one of the most

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