Life Extension Magazine

November 2004

On The Cover

Why Were Bill Clinton's Arteries Blocked?

When Bill Clinton underwent quadruple bypass surgery, the news media focused on the former president’s high cholesterol level. Life Extension looks at the many factors (in addition to cholesterol) responsible for America’s heart attack epidemic, including those that might have contributed to the severe blockage found in Bill Clinton’s coronary arteries.

Reports

Novel Supplement Lowers Cholesterol

A new all-natural supplement (Sytrinol™) has been shown in human studies to significantly lower levels of triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol without the side effects and expense of prescription drugs.

Statin Drugs: Hype vs. Reality

Statin drugs clearly lower cholesterol and LDL, but can have damaging side effects while failing to address many of the causes of heart disease. Life Extension considers the pros and cons of statin drugs, and examines natural approaches to lowering LDL and cholesterol.

Poor Oral Health and Disease

An expanding body of research suggests that poor oral health induces a chronic systemic inflammatory response that increases one’s susceptibility to cardiovascular and other diseases.

Natural Analgesic Eases Everyday Pains

Many who suffer arthritis and everyday muscle aches find the remedies available to them are either ineffective or have unacceptable side effects. Olympic athletes and older adults alike have endorsed a new analgesic cream producing immediate

Rosmarinic Acid: Natural Allergy Relief

Growing numbers of people are afflicted with seasonal and year-round allergies. A new plant extract (rosmarinic acid) reduces allergy-activated responder cells, the root cause of allergic conditions.

Departments

In The News

Memantine effective against Alzheimer’s; curcumin analogs have anti-cancer effects; vitamin E and CoQ10 reduce inflammation; vote “yes” to fund stem cell research in California; melatonin lowers blood pressure; fish oil helps relieve lupus symptoms; health freedom celebration honors Life Extension Foundation.

All About Supplements

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) derived from fish supports brain function and shows positive effects against a variety of cognitive disorders.

Journal Abstracts