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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Dan Silver

Lecture 7 Notes Ageism o Coined by Robert Butler, basically means discrimination against the elderly by virtue of their age o Discrimination after the age of 65 is very evident However, mandatory retirement @65 has been abolished o People assume there is impairment with age Sleep o North Americans are not getting enough sleep Artificial light between dusk and retiring to bed suppresses the sleep hormone melatonin Artificial light an hour before one goes to sleep suppresses melatonin Hence difficulty in sleeping o 13-18 year olds are reporting to be the most tired, even more so than baby boomers 110 people being woken up by emailstext messages every night o Lack of sleep affects functioning in every department of life o Hypothyroidism Causes a lack of sleep Fatigue o Sleep behaviour is key to aging avoid bright lights after sunset Study on ibuprofen (anti-inflammatories) o Taking Ibuprofens such as Advil, Tylenol, and Motrinregularly is found to reduce the risk of Parkinsons Disease by 38%
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