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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 October 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 41, p. ns6
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.41.ns6]

NEWS SYNTHESIS

Greasing Aging's Downward Slide

Counteracting the midlife shift in fat processing might improve seniors' health--and forestall decrepitude

Nancy Ross-Flanigan

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/41/ns6

Abstract: Lipids are essential for good health, but they contribute to major diseases when harmful forms overwhelm beneficial ones. Researchers are exploring why the balance shifts for the worse around midlife and are searching for therapies to counteract that tendency. Along the way, they're uncovering hints that lipids influence mental agility and longevity as well.

Citation: N. Ross-Flanigan, Greasing Aging's Downward Slide. Sci. SAGE KE 2003 (41), ns6 (2003).

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