mid·​life | \ ˈmid-ˈlīf How to pronounce midlife (audio) \

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midlife adjective

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changes that occur at midlife
Recent Examples on the Web So instead of targeting risk factors in the Black community in midlife, preventative interventions need to begin in adolescence, the study said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Poor health in teens and 20s raises risk of dementia later, studies say," 30 July 2020 The Journal of the American Medical Association, adds to the growing evidence that carrying a little bit of extra weight—especially after midlife—might not be as bad for your health as was once thought. Christine Gorman, Scientific American, "Could a Few Extra Pounds Help You Live Longer?," 10 May 2016 The midlife refresh of Jaguar's F-Type sports car is his team's most recent work. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Wired, "Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World," 30 Apr. 2020 Testosterone declines fairly gradually with age and doesn’t fade away until very late in life, while for women, estrogen declines pretty fast in midlife due to menopause. Health Magazine, Health.com, "The Difference Between Men and Women’s Brains, According to a Neuroscientist," 8 Apr. 2020 In fact, black people with B.A.s are now more likely to live through midlife than white people without B.A.s. Arlie Russell Hochschild, New York Times, "How the White Working Class Is Being Destroyed," 17 Mar. 2020 The treatment for midlife mental health woes is often more straightforward than getting a diagnosis. Meryl Davids Landau, Woman's Day, "Mental Health Issues Are the Menopausal Side Affect We're Not Talking About," 27 Jan. 2020 Further Reading Lighter weight, lower drag, and more power—the Jaguar F-Type SVR The midlife refresh of Jaguar's F-Type sports car is his team's most recent work. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "What does COVID-19 mean for car design? We ask Jaguar’s Julian Thomson," 25 Apr. 2020 Some research finds that in midlife, recession graduates on average work more and earn less, are less likely to be married and more likely to be childless, and suffer higher death rates. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "How the American economy can recover from the coronavirus pandemic," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of midlife

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Midlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlife. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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mid·​life | \ (ˈ)mid-ˈlīf \

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