Life Extension Magazine

June 2005

On The Cover

The Life Extension Revolution

Published by Bantam Books in association with the Life Extension Foundation, The Life Extension Revolution draws on 25 years of cutting-edge life extension science to present a step-by-step guide to developing your own customized anti-aging program.

Reports

Beta-Sitosterol And The Prostate

The aging prostate gland causes problems ranging from benign enlargement to prostate cancer. Beta-sitosterol, a plant extract, has been shown to relieve prostate discomfort. It is being added to dietary supplements designed to maintain healthy prostate function.

Do Sunscreens Prevent Skin Cancer?

Misconceptions about sunscreens may be contributing to the epidemic of deadly skin cancers. Learn why most sunscreens do not protect against melanoma, and how topically applied antioxidants help guard against damaging sunrays.

Hormone Testing For Optimal Health

Hormones such as DHEA, testosterone, and estradiol decline with age, contributing to many diseases of aging. Blood tests can measure the most important hormones for men and women, and research confirms the health benefits of optimal hormone levels.

Weight Loss Benefits Of CLA

Growing numbers of weight-conscious Americans are discovering CLA, a fatty acid supplement that may safely accelerate fat loss, among other health benefits. When CLA is combined with sesame lignans, its effects are augmented.

Departments

As We See It

Previously considered only a blood marker for prostate health, PSA (prostate-specific antigen) may actually play a role in the promotion and metastasis of prostate cancer. Studies suggest that keeping PSA levels low may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. This can be accomplished with drugs such as Avodart® and with nutrients such as lycopene, boron, green tea, soy, and curcumin that may suppress PSA levels through a variety of mechanisms.

In The News

FDA delays promising prostate cancer vaccine; judge rejects EU’s proposed supplement ban; DHEA improves cardiovascular health; Dr. Stephen Spindler honored for longevity research; and more.

Ask The Doctor

Gary Goldfaden, MD, discusses topical alternatives to expensive, potentially risky cosmetic surgical procedures.

Journal Abstracts