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J Menopausal Med. 2014 Dec;20(3):85-9. doi: 10.6118/jmm.2014.20.3.85. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

Effective Anti-aging Strategies in an Era of Super-aging.

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Department of Health and Functional Food, College of Medical Science, Korea.
2
Department of Health and Functional Food, College of Medical Science, Korea. ; Food Industry Research Institute, Korea. ; The Health and Science Research Institute, Jeonju University, Jeonju, Korea.

Abstract

The societies of the world in the 21(st) century have faced challenges arising from an aging population as the fertility rate has dropped dramatically and medical advances have extended the average human life span. The elderly aged 65 years or older make up at least 20% of the population in Korea, making the country a super-aging society as defined by the United Nations. The number of elderly women is higher than that of elderly men and women live longer than men. Based on the analysis of recent trends in previous studies, this study aimed to suggest practical strategies to utilize isoflavones, substances chemically similar to the female hormone estrogen, and to search for effective anti-aging strategies using this substance for women to be prepared to reach the elderly stage in good health.

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Anti-aging; Estrogen; Female; Hormone replacement therapy; Isoflavone; Quality of life

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