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Exercise is related to reduced risk of developing
Tasha is 68 years old. A change in her eating behavior over the years has led to harmful weight loss. Which of the following has most likely contributed to her weight loss?
decrease in snacking between meals
Which of the following is true regarding arthritis?
symptoms of arthritis can be reduced with drugs
Which of the following is true regarding antioxidants?
there are still many uncertainties about the role of antioxidant vitamins in health
Stuart is 67 years old, widowed, and lives alone. Recently, he has started drinking too much and frequently engages in binge drinking. Stuart's example presents a case of
_____ diseases have a slow onset and a long duration, and they are rare in early adulthood.
Nate and Laura are siblings in their late sixties. Compared with Nate, Laura is less likely to have
Mrs. Hernandez has considerable pain and inflammation in her wrists, fingers, and knees. It is becoming quite difficult for her to maintain her usual routines as her stiffness increases. Mrs. Hernandez has
Recently, researchers have found that visual decline in late adulthood is linked to
Which of the following is true of changes in touch and pain sensitivity in older adults?
the most frequent pain complaints of older adults are back pain, peripheral neuropathic pain, and chronic joint pain
Which of the following is a primary reason for the lowered brain volume of older adults, compared with that of younger adults?
lower number of synapses
Lydia has been diagnosed with early macular degeneration. Which of the following treatments is her doctor most likely to recommend?
Severe reductions in the production of dopamine have been linked with
How does the brain's weight and volume change with age?
both brain weight and brain volume decrease
Shane is 67 years old. Although he does not have any disease, he goes for regular health checkups. Which of the following is likely to be observed in his medical report?
his chest has shrunk
Aaron is a healthy 65-year-old man. Compared with his 24-year-old son Harry, Aaron has much less brain volume. Which of the following is most likely the reason for this difference?
aaron is experiencing a shrinkage of neurons
Which of the following is a major challenge for sexually interested older women (70 years or older)?
not having a partner
Maria is 80 years old. She is considered
When faced with external challenges such as stressful situations, the human body adapts by altering internal physiological processes. This process of adaptation and adjustment is referred to as
_____ are DNA sequences that cap chromosomes.
According to the cellular clock theory of aging, cells can divide a maximum of
75 to 80 times
_____ theory states that cells can divide a maximum of about 75 to 80 times, and that as we age our cells become less capable of dividing.
cellular clock theory
One of the conditions with which prolonged, elevated levels of stress-related hormones have been associated is
Which of the following countries had one of the lowest estimated life expectancies in 2018?
Which of the following accurately reflects characteristics of centenarians in the New England Centenarian Study (NECS)?
only a small percentage have had significant changes in their thinking skills
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