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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Rising Obesity in an Aging America

(Issue 42) U.S. obesity is slowing gains in life expectancy and widening racial health disparities. New research examines the health impact and social consequences of obesity to inform intervention and prevention strategies.

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Today’s Research on Aging 42: Rising Obesity in an Aging America

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Key Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Health Between Black and White Older Americans

Socioeconomic inequality and racism-related stress are at the root of Black-white health disparities, requiring policies and interventions targeting both economic inequality and exposure to high levels of stress.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Demography of Dementia and Dementia Caregiving

Dementia is one of the nation’s most expensive old-age health conditions and the most time consuming for family caregivers.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Aging and Health in China: What Can We Learn From the World’s Largest Population of Older People?

The United Nations projects that there will be 366 million older Chinese adults by 2050, which is substantially larger than the current total U.S. population of 331 million.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

New Evidence on Sleep’s Role in Aging and Chronic Disease

(Issue 38) Sleep may be as important to health in old age as diet and exercise. Numerous studies have shown that sleeping too much or too little is associated with mortality among older adults.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Will More Baby Boomers Delay Retirement?

Part Three of Three articles related to Today's Research on Aging (Issue 37): Health and Working Past Traditional Retirement Ages

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Is Working Longer Good for Older Americans’ Health?

Some studies suggest that retirement may reduce health-threatening stress and give older people more time to prioritize exercise and healthy eating.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Are Baby Boomers Healthy Enough to Keep Working?

Today’s Research on Aging, No. 37: Working longer can reduce public spending and enable some older workers to enter retirement with more financial security. But are older Americans healthy enough to work longer?

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America

Today's Research on Aging, Issue 36: This report explores the evidence of a decline in dementia and the trends that may shape the future prevalence of this debilitating condition—focusing on recent work by researchers supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

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