Life Extension Magazine

October 2005

On The Cover

Why Our Arteries Clog As We Age

Doctors have overlooked the underlying factor that causes vascular aging and atherosclerosis. The result is that millions of Americans suffer needless heart attacks and strokes each year. Here we reveal what aging humans can do to maintain healthy arteries.

Reports

Nutrients to Preserve Brain Health

Aging adults are threatened by epidemic rates of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news is that scientists are uncovering powerful agents that can prevent and even reverse the neurodegenerative effects of normal aging.

How Coq10 Benefits Cancer Therapy

CoQ10 boosts cellular energy, exerts powerful antioxidant effects, and bolsters immune health. With new research showing that CoQ10 may also program cancer cells to self-destruct, this nutrient may become an invaluable adjuvant therapy for cancer patients.

Are Fish Oil Capsules Safer Than Fish?

Recent health alerts about fish contamination by mercury, PCBs, and other toxins have consumers worried about the safety of fish and fish oil supplements. Learn how to obtain healthy marine omega-3 fatty acids without risking a buildup of harmful toxins.

Topical Use of Tea Aids Skin Health

Tea is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Combining tea extracts with other topical agents in skin care products produces synergistic effects that improve skin appearance, texture, and function.

Departments

As We See It

Many doctors consider radiation from medical X-rays to be harmless. However, a new National Academy of Sciences report confirms what Life Extension has long argued: that any amount of radiation has the potential to damage DNA, increasing the risk of certain cancers and atherosclerosis.

In The News

Green tea extract helps prevent prostate cancer; melatonin may protect against cell phone radiation; bromelain reduces bowel inflammation; fish oil enhances heart rate variability; DHEA improves insulin response; blood vessel drugs once called failures halt cancer growth.

Case History

Dr. Sergey A. Dzugan describes an integrated therapeutic strategy featuring hormone restoration that resolved severe erectile dysfunction in a 54-year-old man.

Profile

After suffering a near-fatal brain tumor, 32-year-old Amy Pomykal turned to supplements and an experimental vaccine to overcome long odds in her battle against brain cancer.

Journal Abstracts