An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice

The diabetes drug metformin, sometimes taken to slow aging, may blunt the health benefits of exercise. By Gretchen Reynolds A popular diabetes drug sometimes is taken to slow aging may diminish some of the expected health benefits of aerobic exercise in healthy older adults, according to a new report. The drug, metformin, can blunt certain physical changes from exercise that normally help people to age well. The results raise questions about the relationship between pills and physical activity in healthy aging and also…

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2019 ‘Dangerous by Design’ Report

Too many roadways in too many places are too risky for pedestrians to walk along or cross the streets AARP Livable Communities, AARP and the National Complete Streets Coalition The 2019 Dangerous by Design report ranks states and metropolitan areas throughout the United States according to how dangerous the roadways are for pedestrians. Published by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, with support from AARP, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the consulting firm of Nelson\Nygaard, the report's Pedestrian Danger Index measures how deadly it is for people…

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