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  • n. The length of time in one's life where one is in optimal health.

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  • "We want to use the discoveries about calorie restriction and other related genetic or pharmacological interventions to close that 30-year gap between lifespan and 'healthspan'.

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  • So if researchers want to achieve big gains in lifespan and healthspan they have to go after the aging process itself.

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  • I can give the link to very useful site. healthspan healthspan

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  • According to the researchers, the study shows "that removal of senescent cells can prevent or delay tissue dysfunction and extend healthspan." magazine reported that this group of Mayo scientists conducted the study operating under the belief that these senescent cells actually acquire harmful functions.

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  • Safdar, who received a standing ovation when he presented the findings at a scientific conference, said people need to start thinking about "healthspan" in addition to lifespan.

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  • "If we can identify the women that are most at risk for losing bone and muscle mass, those are the women that are at risk for loss of healthspan," because of falls that cause hip fractures, Khosla said.

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  • Even so, exactly how exercise affects healthspan isn't fully understood.

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  • The 54-year-old from Rochester has seen the difference in healthspan in her own family: Her father's poor health left him unable to travel or fulfill all his retirement dreams, while her grandmother farmed and even took a belly-dancing class in her 90s.

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  • But LeBrasseur said there is evidence that physical activity improves healthspan -- reducing the odds of certain diseases, for example.

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  • For Kirkland, it's the difference between lifespan and a relatively new term called healthspan, which means the quality of your life in whatever time you have.

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