27 NOV 2013 by ideonexus

 Okinawa Culture as a Blue Zone

We found our second Blue Zone on the other side of the planet, about 800 miles south of Tokyo, on the archipelago of Okinawa. Okinawa is actually 161 small islands. And in the northern part of the main island, this is ground zero for world longevity. This is a place where the oldest living female population is found. It's a place where people have the longest disability-free life expectancy in the world. They have what we want. They live a long time, and tend to die in their sleep, very quick...
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Habits and culture of the people with the longest life-expectancy on the planet.

21 MAY 2013 by ideonexus

 Different Cells are Replaced at Different Rates

Different types of cells have different lifespans, e.g.:  we shed our skin cells about every 35 days red blood cells live about 120 days, platelets 6 days and white cells less than a day most of the adult skeleton is replaced about every 10 years the average age of a fat cell seems to be about 10 years a 25-year-old heart replaces about 1% of all its cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells ) over the course of a year, while a 75-year-old heart replaces about half a percent ...
Folksonomies: biology physiology
Folksonomies: biology physiology
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Neural cells are not replaced at all.