Life Extension Magazine

August 2003

On The Cover

Rejuvenate Your Skin While You Sleep

Assisting the skin to prevent and repair the damage to collagen and elastin requires a scientific mix of hormones, advanced antioxidants, moisturizers and cell renewal agents. A nighttime anti-aging topical cream has been designed to work best with the body’s own sleep cycle.

Reports

Fighting Back Against Skin Aging

Attacking wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin requires that a comprehensive program be followed on a regular basis. The good news is that what’s good for the health of the body is great for enhancing the appearance of the skin. Here is the latest research that analyses the critical ingredients to help you conquer the skin’s passage of time.

Protecting Muscle Mass As You Age

The loss of muscle mass as we age can lead to serious complications and aggravate problems caused by osteoporosis. Protecting your muscles through diet, exercise, hormone replacement and specific nutrients can help you avoid this serious disability known as sarcopenia. Read what you should be doing now to keep your muscles young and healthy.

The Dangers of Poor Dental Hygiene

Doctors are finally recognizing the relationship between a healthy smile and fit body. Poor oral hygiene can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream and contribute to a range of systemic diseases that include heart disease, diabetes, and lung infections. Here’s what you need to know to prevent gingivitis and improve your overall health.

The New Guidelines for Hypertension

For years, the Life Extension magazine has been urging its readers to keep their blood pressure below 120/85. Now, in a radical turnaround, the U.S. Government has finally realized that these numbers were correct all along. Learn how to protect yourself from this “silent killer.”

Departments

Profile: Dan Mayers

Intrepid entrepreneur and world-traveler Dan Mayers continues to live life to the fullest. In this candid profile, Mayers, now age 81, shares his personal enthusiasms and victories.

As We See It

Tests are underway for a promising cancer vaccine along with trials on another drug to treat ovarian cancer. Will these treatments ever receive FDA approval? Find out why the FDA takes so long to approve cancer drugs.

In The News

Watermelon increases lycopene levels, garlic’s neuroprotective benefits, high folate levels may reduce breast cancer risks, CoQ10 may benefit cerebellar ataxia, mysterious rise in brain tumors.

All About Supplements

Although, one of the most abundant amino acids in humans, glutamine is often overlooked for its critical role in the health of our immune and digestive systems. Here is the latest research on the multi-purpose supplement that does everything from helping to fight infections to preventing the breakdown of muscle.

Journal Abstracts