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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.
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It is also in middle age when people get into the so-called mid-life crisis--an emotional predicament of identity and self-confidence brought about by the person's awareness of his/her growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings.
For example, people with no history of high blood pressure in middle age who had high diastolic blood pressure in old age were 50 percent more likely to have severe brain lesions than people with low diastolic blood pressure in old age.
Association of body mass index in early adulthood and middle age with future site-specific cancer mortality: The Harvard Alumni Health Study.
Research in the journal Heart suggests that while taking up regular drinking in middle age may confer some health benefits, the catch is it could almost double the risk of dying from cancer.
should know that life past middle age has become a lot more than passing the time," he said.
Asked why people forget in middle age, Weisman explains that we are losing our minds.
Middle age was defined as age 40 to 64 and old age as age 65 and older.
Middle age is harder to define nowadays, according to 80% of us, while 43% of over-50s say they have not experienced it yet, Benenden Health found.
The stress of experiencing inadequate childhood care rebounds with a brain-altering, memory-sapping vengeance in middle age, at least in laboratory rats, a new study indicates.
Still, we saw other middle-aged and older pilgrims in other chapters, and we were not deterred by our middle age.