With age, the risk factor for many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis and some cancers increase. We know that ageing healthily relies on a complex mix of genetic, environmental and social factors.
It is possible to take active steps now to ensure, as much as possible, you can maintain your physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
Garvan brings together experts in cancer, neuroscience, diabetes and metabolism, and bone health to explore the age-related degeneration of our nerves, the brain, and cells that control metabolism.
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As you age, bones can become thinner and more brittle, often resulting in the condition osteoporosis
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects 1 in 7 Australians over the age of 50.
As you get older, certain parts of the brain shrink which are used in learning, memory, planning and other complex mental activities.
After the age of 40, we lose muscle at the rate of 1% a year, increasing our risk of heart attacks, strokes and osteoporosis.
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