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Purpose in life (PIL), a feeling of meaning and direction in life, is associated with favorable health outcomes including lower mortality and reduced risk of disease, disability, and cognitive impairment. Since centenarian offspring have been shown to have long health spans we sought to examine whether they have higher PIL than individuals without familial longevity.
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Name: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
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Purpose in life is associated with better health and has been found to minimize caregiving stress. Greater purpose may also promote caregiving gains (i.e., rewards or uplifts from providing care), yet...
Environmental events in early in life are critical to development of allergic diseases later in life. We found IgE-class-specific immunosuppression in offspring whose mothers had been administered ant...
We assembled a collection of 28,297 participants from 7 studies of longevity and healthy aging comprising New England Centenarian, Long Life Family, Longevity Gene Population, Southern Italian Centena...
Parental effects on offspring performance have been attributed to many factors such as parental age, size, and condition. However, we know little about how these different parental characteristics int...
This study will systematically assess epigenome methylation changes in participants of the Israel multi-ethnic centenarian study cohort, which includes citizens of Israel aged 95 years and...
The IVF Offspring Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study (IVF-BIG) was established to investigate the short- and long-term effects of exposure in early life on health consequences in Guangzhou, Ch...
The primary purpose of this study is to compare, over 24 months, the time spent with clinically significant mood symptoms (ie, mania, depression), as measured by the Longitudinal Interval ...
Offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes have increased risk of developing diabetes and are typically more insulin resistant than their peers with no diabetes family history. We have re...
MySweetHeart Cohort is an observational study to assess the effect of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on early life offspring's cardiovascular health. Our primary objective is to asse...
The offspring in multiple pregnancies (PREGNANCY, MULTIPLE): TWINS; TRIPLETS; QUADRUPLETS; QUINTUPLETS; etc.
Morphological or behavioral traits influenced by various living conditions that a population encounters especially as it pertains to REPRODUCTION and survival of the population (see POPULATION DYNAMICS) such as age at first reproductive event, number and size of offspring, and lifespan.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The origin of life. It includes studies of the potential basis for life in organic compounds but excludes studies of the development of altered forms of life through mutation and natural selection, which is EVOLUTION.
The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)