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Life in middle age (Radio 4 series: The seven ages of humanity)

Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity, presented by Connie St Louis. These four programmes explore the adult years between the ages of 40 and 60.

The first programme looks at the changes in the body at this time; the second looks at the mental impact of ageing and changing identity; the third discusses the evolutionary reasons for the menopause, the science behind mood swings and how to avoid osteoporosis; and the final programme looks at what happens to men's hormones with age and whether there is such a thing as the male menopause.

Connie St Louis
Dr Steve Longworth
British Broadcasting Corporation