Age 51-75

This section is about issues for those of an age where things start to drop off (hair, for instance). Many of the messages are similar at all ages, but diet and exercise predominate for maintaining a longer healthy life.

Healthy living is important for more and better life

Better health through better lifestyle Prevention or cure Effects of lifestyle on death and disease Bandolier's 10 tips for healthy living Risk prediction - chance of cardiovascular mortality Survival with common cancers and heart conditions Changing behaviour - weight control Starting to exercise Body Mass Index and BMI explained

Health living subsections

Blood pressure Healthy eating Healthy exercise Healthy use of alcohol, tea and coffee Smoking and stopping Weight

General health problems

Restless legs (new section in 2005) Intermittent claudication Keyboard discomfort

Womens' health

Breast cancer Migraine Arthritis Ibuprofen and women Stress urinary incontinence Ovarian cancer risk

Mens' health

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation Benign prostatic hyperplasia Prostate cancer Arthritis

Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D for preventing hip fractures Calcium-vitamin D supplementation is cost effective Vitamin D and lower-extremity function in the elderly Vitamin D and falls in the elderly


Antioxidants for macular degeneration Aspirin and cataracts Cataract surgery evidence source Lutein and age-related macular degeneration Outcomes after second cataract surgery Photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration Statins and macular degeneration


Reducing laxative use Effectiveness of laxatives in constipation


Alzheimer's disease treatments Music therapy for dementia no good evidence Homocysteine is high in dementia: dietary folate may help Dementia - diagnosis and treatment Aricept for Alhzeimer's disease


Walking good for older women Exercise prevents disability in older adults Physical activity reduces risk of cognitive decline Exercise and bone density Exercise does not cause knee osteoarthritis Exercise benefits intermittent claudication Exercise reduces death rates in older people

Complementary therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies No evidence for ginseng in older people


Influenza vaccination Older people have less response to recombinant hepatitis B vaccine

Other areas

Quinine for nocturnal leg cramps


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