Life Extension Magazine

July 2005

On The Cover

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is celebrated for its remarkable health and anti-aging benefits. New research suggests that fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil polyphenols, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs may explain the reduced cardiovascular risk and other health-promoting benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

Reports

Health Benefits Of Grape Seed Extract

Despite their predilection for fatty food, the French have a relatively low risk of dying from heart disease. Wine consumption may explain this “French paradox.” New research reveals that grape plants are loaded with “super-antioxidant” phytocompounds such as quercetin, resveratrol, and others that may benefit human health in myriad ways.

Nutritional Therapy For ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can impair learning and performance, with harmful consequences for children and adults alike. Find out how nutrients such as essential fatty acids, B vitamins, choline, phosphatidylserine, amino acids, and zinc can help manage ADHD symptoms without the dangerous side effects of stimulant drugs.

Strategies For Controlling Blood Sugar

Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic, expected to surpass cancer and heart disease as America’s leading killer by 2010. Here we present an integrative approach of dietary and lifestyle modifications, hormone balancing, and nutritional supplements that can help you control blood sugar and avoid diabetes and its lethal complications.

Departments

As We See It

The federal government is calling for tougher regulations on dietary supplements. Life Extension found Europeans pay far more for their “regulated” supplements than in the free market that Americans currently enjoy.

In The News

Benefits of lycopene; vitamin E tocopherols reduce Alzheimer’s risk; waist size predicts diabetes risk in men; tomatoes protect against heart failure; cranberries improve function in damaged blood vessels; and more.

Case History

An integrated therapeutic strategy resolves severe fibromyalgia symptoms in a 55-year-old woman.

Ask The Doctor

The role of nutritional strategies in promoting optimal oral health.

Profile

Pat Walter’s invaluable guide to navigating America’s fractured cancer care system.

Journal Abstracts