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Apples and Alzheimer’s

In a 20-year study of 2,800 adults age 50 and over, those who consumed more foods rich in flavonoids – such as apples, berries, tea, red wine and dark chocolate – were two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) compared with people whose flavonoid intake was low.

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Singles face a changed dating scene due to COVID-19

The dating app OKCupid has seen a 700% increase in the number of its users going on “virtual” dates. And Tinder reported in April that it saw more than 3 billion users “swiping” to connect with potential dates on March 29, a new high for that popular app.

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Healthy home cooking during lockdown

Because the majority of Americans in their 50s and older were already capable cooks when COVID-19 closed down the nation, preparing nutritious meals at home seven days a week was most likely easy during the first phase of the pandemic, according to the most recent National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Stress rising for new moms

Pregnant women and new mothers are at increased risk of depression and anxiety in the best of times, but the coronavirus pandemic is making their struggles worse, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Global Women’s Health.

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Lifting away frailty

A recent study shows that strength training with free weights that progresses in intensity can combat and even reverse the signs of frailty.

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