Life Extension Magazine

December 2004

On The Cover

Flower Pollen for Prostate Health

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is one of the most common age-related conditions in men, with millions affected in the US alone. Cernitin®, a natural remedy derived from pollen extracts, helps manage the troublesome symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Reports

Can Curcumin Prevent Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease continues to wreak havoc on the lives of millions of elderly adults. Some scientists believe that curcumin’s powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor-suppressant properties may help to prevent and treat this insidious pathology.

Getting Serious about Selenium

Once considered biologically irrelevant, the trace mineral selenium has been shown by modern science to be essential to human health. Selenium is central to many major life processes, including healthy metabolic, growth, reproductive, and immune functions.

Pills to Protect Against Radiation

A nuclear emergency within US borders could be potentially lethal on a large scale. Yet a simple pill of potassium iodide can safely protect against one of the most dangerous side effects of radiation exposure: the development of thyroid cancer.

Departments

As We See It

Colorectal cancer is preventable if detected early, but still kills more than 57,000 Americans every year. Startling new findings conclusively demonstrate the benefits of flexible tube versus virtual colonoscopy.

In The News

Calcium, folic acid yield cost savings; red wine protects prostate; soy reduces atherosclerosis risk; vitamins avert chemotherapy immune suppression; zinc prevents dyslexia in children; pharmacies sue FDA; whey improves insulin sensitivity; tea drinking reduces hypertension risk; blood test may detect aortic atherosclerosis.

Ask the Doctor

William Davis, MD, FACC, discusses nutritional management of high triglycerides and naturally raising HDL.

Case History

Dr. Sergey Dzugan describes a 29-year-old woman whose diminished production of hormones and poor health were caused by low cholesterol.

Q & A

About trimethylglycine (TMG); modified citrus pectin; folic acid for oral health; improve memory with creatine; protection against acetaminophen; treating arthritis pain.

All About Supplements

Lycopene is regarded by many as nature’s most potent antioxidant, offering protection against both cancer and heart disease.

Profile: Stephen Strum, MD

For more than two decades, Stephen Strum, MD, has shown a singular devotion to the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.

Journal Abstracts