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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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Measuring Aortic Stiffness May Be the Key to Living Longer

By Sarah Goodman, Feb 12, 2019 11:25:59 AM | heart health, heart healthy, pulse wave velocity, health technology, arterial stiffness, biological age, cardiovascular age, longevity

More than ever before, individuals in our society are preoccupied with looking young. We can see it through the billions of dollars spent on cosmetic surgery each year, and splashed throughout the

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What The #10YearChallenge Can Teach Us About Aging

By Jimmy Leitch, Jan 21, 2019 9:52:50 AM | arterial stiffness, measurement, biological age, heart age

The #10YearChallenge campaign is putting how we age on the front page of social media, with millions of people around the world sharing photos to showcase their 10-year transformation. But are we

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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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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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