Life Extension Magazine

November 2005

On The Cover

Lose Weight By Reducing Inflammation

Life Extension members know that chronic inflammation is a significant cause of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and a host of age-related disorders. In an exclusive excerpt from his new book The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet, Dr. Nicholas Perricone provides innovative techniques to suppress inflammatory reactions and induce weight loss.

Reports

Protect Your Prostate Gland

Extracts from milk thistle have long been shown to support healthy liver function. A new extract called isosilybin B suppresses prostate cancer cell growth and educes the secretion of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Isosilybin B also suppresses the activity of a genetic factor expressed in most human prostate tumors, thus having a potential preventive effect.

Alcohol: A Deadly Carcinogen

While excessive alcohol consumption is associated with liver disease and brain damage, those who imbibe are also at much greater risk for esophageal, brain, and other cancers. Find out why alcohol is so lethal and what you might do to avoid the damaging effects of alcohol consumption.

Green Tea And Prostate Cancer

A large body of scientific evidence indicates that green tea may help to prevent and manage certain cancers. In a stunning new study, men with a pre-malignant prostate lesion were given either green tea extract capsules or a placebo. Compared to placebo, those taking green tea were 90% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

All About Supplements

Pregnenolone, a naturally occurring hormone in the body, has been shown to improve memory, increase energy, and elevate mood, among other benefits.

Departments

As We See It

The FDA released a report stating that it is “highly unlikely” that green tea reduces prostate cancer risk. Life Extension reviewed the FDA's methodologies and gives readers a look inside the FDA's brain so that members understand how this federal agency makes its decisions.

In The News

Caloric restriction reduces atherosclerosis risk; calcium-vitamin D may lower risk of PMS; broccoli protects against bladder cancer; DHEA helps resolve cervical dysplasia; olicosanolomega- 3 combination improves lipids; vinpocetine boosts blood flow in stroke patients; nutrients benefit macular degeneration patients.

Ask The Doctor

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, describes how diet, supplements, stress management, and exercise can help preserve memory and cognition in aging adults.

Case History

Eric R. Braverman, MD, details how correcting neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances reversed obesity and diabetes in a 49-year old man.

Journal Abstracts