How Much Do You Know About The Aging Process?

We all get older, but the aging process can be a mystifying and downright scary time. Do you think you know more than the average Joe about the aging process? Answer these 12 questions and find out!
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How has maximum life span changed in recent decades?
It hasn't really changed
It's increased significantly
It has decreased
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How does the distribution of fat in our bodies change as we age?
It shifts to our legs
It moves deeper into the body
It dissipates into the bloodstream
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Reduced ability to taste food may be especially apparent in those who are past what age?
50
60
70
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What happens to the blood sugar levels of old people, especially compared to younger people?
They spike
They decrease
They remain stable
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How does the frequency of urination change as people age?
They go less
They go more
It stays the same
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Which health problem may actually decrease as you age?
Vericose veins
Heart palpitations
Migraine headaches
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Why might deep-fried foods cause you to age more quickly?
They increase tissue inflammation
They decrease red blood cell formation
They cause you to overeat
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You have less elastin and collagen in old age, causing what?
Reduced skin elasticity
Reduced nail growth
Reduced hormone release
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According to the World Health Organization, how does the health of contemporary old people compare to that of their parents?
It's better
It's worse
It's the same
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What was the life expectancy of a male born in 1900?
46 years old
58 years old
62 years old
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True or false: If you're from a wealthier background, you are likely to have better health in old age.
True
False
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What percentage of people older than 85 wind up with Alzheimer's disease?
20 percent
30 percent
85 percent
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You are aging agile! When it comes to the aging process, you've got a bit to learn! Maybe you're putting off the inevitable or perhaps science just doesn't interest you much. Whatever the reason, aging doesn't have to be scary. In fact, aging is a fascinating process that should be embraced. With age comes wisdom and grace!

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You a true aging ace! When it comes to the aging process, you know way more than the average American. While some struggle to understand how and why we age, you know the strong science behind getting older. Well done!

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You are aging amazing! When it comes to aging, you're as amazing as they come! You know everything worth knowing about aging, even the stuff you may not want to know. It's clear that you don't shy away from the aging process, in fact, you embrace getting older and all of the new adventures it can bring!

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1
How has maximum life span changed in recent decades?
It hasn't really changed
It's increased significantly
It has decreased
2
How does the distribution of fat in our bodies change as we age?
It shifts to our legs
It moves deeper into the body
It dissipates into the bloodstream
3
Reduced ability to taste food may be especially apparent in those who are past what age?
50
60
70
4
What happens to the blood sugar levels of old people, especially compared to younger people?
They spike
They decrease
They remain stable
5
How does the frequency of urination change as people age?
They go less
They go more
It stays the same
6
Which health problem may actually decrease as you age?
Vericose veins
Heart palpitations
Migraine headaches
7
Why might deep-fried foods cause you to age more quickly?
They increase tissue inflammation
They decrease red blood cell formation
They cause you to overeat
8
You have less elastin and collagen in old age, causing what?
Reduced skin elasticity
Reduced nail growth
Reduced hormone release
9
According to the World Health Organization, how does the health of contemporary old people compare to that of their parents?
It's better
It's worse
It's the same
10
What was the life expectancy of a male born in 1900?
46 years old
58 years old
62 years old
11
True or false: If you're from a wealthier background, you are likely to have better health in old age.
True
False
12
What percentage of people older than 85 wind up with Alzheimer's disease?
20 percent
30 percent
85 percent