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life expectancy

average number of years lived by people in a society

USA 74

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life span

maximum number of years of life attainable by a member of the species

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longevity

long duration of life

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6 healthy habits that have profound influence of health and physiological age

sleeping at least 6 hrs

eating regular meals; including breakfast

keep weight under control

physical activity

not smoking

not using alcohol (2 drinks for men, 1 for women)

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will sleeping less than 6 hours cause obesity?

yes

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physiological age

person's estimated age from their body's health and possible life expectancy

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chronological age

age in years from time of birth

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arthritis

inflammation of a joint

swelling, pain, structural changes

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osteoarthritis

painful chronic disease of joints when cushioning cartilage breaks down

loss of function

degenerative arthritis

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rheumatoid arthritis

disease of immune system

painful inflammation of joints

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what drugs are given for arthritis?

condroiten

glucosamine

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cerebral cortex

outer surface of cerebrum

largest part of brain

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Alzheimer's disease

progressive degeneration that attacks the brain

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senile dementia

loss of brain function beyond normal loss of physical adeptness and memory that naturally occurrs

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protein needs

similar or greater than young adults (for adults)

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fat needs

less than 30% unless malnourished

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iron RDA in late adulthood

8mg/day

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zinc RDA in late adulthood

11 mg / day men

8 mg / day women

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calcium AI during late adulthood

1200 mg / day

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risk factors for malnutrition in older adults

disease, medications, assistance with self care

eating poorly, tooth pain, economic hardship

less social contact, older than 80

involuntary weight loss or gain