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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-10-17 17:37


>Feeling lonely or unhappy can accelerate aging more than smoking



Humans have two different ages. There is the chronological age, which means how much time a person has spent on Earth, and then there is the biological age, referring to how old a person seems.


Many lifestyle factors like diet, exercise and psychological state can impact someone's biological age.


A new study from Deep Longevity, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Stanford University found that feelings that cause poor mental health like sadness, loneliness and general unhappiness add an extra 1.65 years to a person's biological age.


Meanwhile, smoking can add up to 1.25 years and suffering from restless sleep can add 0.44 years to a person's biological age, according to the study.


As part of the study, researchers said they came up with a new “aging clock” based on data from 4,846 Chinese adults in 2015 as part of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.


The data included 16 blood biomarkers like cholesterol and glucose levels as well as other health information like blood pressure, body mass index, lung function and sex.


Researchers compared the chronological age of CHARLS participants with the ages predicted by their new “aging clock.” The results found that the new age was roughly 5.6 years older than the CHARLS participants' actual ages.


The team also found that smokers and those with a history of stroke, liver or lung disease were predicted to be older than the remaining 4,451 healthy adults in the cohort.

>Company develops bread with white crust to decrease food waste
为减少食物浪费 日本酒店研制出“无边面包”

Photo: Imperial Hotel Co., Ltd.


A Japanese company recently released white crusted milk bread that they hope will curb the practice of removing the crust when making sandwiches.


Did you know that the vast majority of milk bread sandwiches made daily in Japan have their crusts removed? While crusted sandwiches do exist, the general perception is that the fluffy, white part of Japanese shokupan milk bread is tastier than the brown crust. This perception dates back to a time long ago when the crust was harder to chew through, but things are definitely a lot different today. The crust is nice and soft, but people still seem to prefer crust-less sandwiches. That results in a lot of food waste, but one company hopes to change that with an innovative white crust shokupan bread.


Tokyo Chef Sugimoto and his team at the Imperial Hotel Co., Ltd. spent six months developing an innovative type of bread that they claim eliminates the need to get rid of the crust. People have been coming up with all sorts of ways to recycle bread crusts in order to curb food waste, but Sugimoto’s idea was to create a crust that didn’t have to be discarded in the first place.


Although Imperial Hotel did not fully disclose the secret behind its new white crust bread, it did mention that it is baked slowly at a lower temperature than regular shokupan bread, which results in a white color all through the bread and a more moist texture.


Founded in 1890 by Japanese aristocracy, Imperial Hotel used to serve crust-less milk bread sandwiches to its customers, but beginning on October 1st of this year, they switched to this new white crust bread, thus considerably decreasing its food waste.


The white crust bread will be served in the Imperial Hotel’s restaurants and at banquets, but people will also be able to purchase it from Gargantua Delicatessen, a luxury bakery that has been operating since 1971.
这款白边面包将在帝国酒店的餐厅里和宴会上供应,但是人们也可以从该酒店的高档面包房Gargantua Delicatessen购买,这家面包房从1971年营业至今。

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