NIA's Scientific Resources section also highlights a different type of experimental tool: longitudinal studies. The site contains an extensive list of such studies and provides a searchable database that allows the user to identify those that relate to a keyword (or keywords) of interest.
Other sites also cover this topic. In SAGE KE, ''Taking the Long View,'' the article discusses longitudinal studies in general and summarizes the goals of some on the NIA list as well as several others. Some population studies don't track people for many years; rather, they target—at least as their primary subjects— very old people with the hope of discovering keys to long life. The Okinawa Centenarian Study and the New England Centenarian Study, for instance, aim to uncover genetic and lifestyle characteristics that predispose people to outstanding health.
Was this article helpful?
Discover The Secrets To Staying Young Forever. Discover How To Hinder The Aging Process On Your Body And In Your Life. Do you feel left out when it comes to trying to look young and keeping up with other people your age? Do you feel as though your body has been run down like an old vehicle on its last legs? Those feelings that you have not only affect you physically, but they can also affect you mentally. Thats not good.