Life Extension Magazine

August 2005

On The Cover

Heart Activist Jane Seymour

Actress and artist Jane Seymour’s many passions include The Heart Truth, a national campaign to raise women’s awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women in America. In an exclusive interview, Jane discusses why heart disease uniquely threatens women and what they can do to minimize their risk.

Reports

How Shark Liver Oil Fights Cancer

Shark liver oil contains unique infection-fighting and disease-resistant properties. Remarkable chemical compounds in the oil called alkylglycerols enhance immunity while inhibiting cancer proliferation and protecting against harmful radiation.

Rethinking Women and Heart Disease

Hormonorestoration—a novel approach to hormone restoration using bioidentical hormones in individualized doses that mimic the menstrual cycle—may offer significant cardioprotection by helping to minimize several key risk factors for heart disease.

How Antioxidants Became Mainstream

New insights into how antioxidants combat the free radicals that underlie inflammation and other aging-related biochemical processes are helping scientists unravel degenerative disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer.

Departments

As We See It

Vast networks of often questionable drug wholesalers operate under virtually no FDA or state supervision. The resulting black market in counterfeit drugs—and the FDA’s failure to prosecute counterfeiters—is yet another example of how the FDA puts drug company profits above the public health.

In The News

Omega-3 fatty acids cut cardiac death risk; CLA promotes sustained fat loss; acetaminophen use raises lung disease risk; green tea may boost endurance; high fiber intake cuts C-reactive protein levels; study to gauge pomegranate’s effects on PSA; and more.

All About Supplements

Theanine, an amino acid in tea, induces relaxation, promotes cardiovascular health, and boosts the immune system.

Ask The Doctor

William Davis, MD, FACC, discusses whether calcium supplements increase heart attack and stroke risk.

Profile

Developer of the “Ageless for Life” program, Cathi Watson is entering her seventies with youthful energy and exuberance.

Journal Abstracts