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middle age

n.
The time of human life between youth and old age, usually reckoned as the years between 40 and 60. Also called midlife.

middle age

An imprecise term that refers to the period of life that begins roughly at age 40 and ends at about age 64. During middle age in Western societies, many medical problems begin to increase in frequency, including degenerative arthritis, cancer, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, myocardial ischemia and infarction, obesity, and visual accommodative disorders.
See also: age
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Women's Chat acknowledged that some jobs in the countryside were hard and 'rather beyond the physical powers of the middle aged woman'.
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"Despite losing out in the recovery, middle aged workers still have relatively high employment rates and relatively low unemployment rates so don't figure on the radar of social concern.
It's doubtless a modern definition because there was a time when forty-five was a ripe old age to reach and middle aged would have been about eighteen.
Next it's Middle Aged women ( barmaids will serve them in the order they are queuing in, bar lads will serve them by size of cleavage.
London, June 18 (ANI): Obesity, heavy drinking and a 'couch potato' lifestyle is fuelling a 20 percent rise in cancer among the middle aged, a new research has warned.