Life Extension Magazine

February 2006

On The Cover

Discovering CoQ10’s “Other” Benefits

CoQ10’s effects on the heart and brain have turned it into one of the world’s most popular supplements. New research shows CoQ10 reduces the frequency of migraine, selectively kills cancer cells, slows the progression of macular degeneration (and hearing loss), and even protects against death after cardiac arrest!

Reports

Blueberries Reverse Neural Dysfunction

Scientists have long considered memory and neuro-motor impairments to be irreversible consequences of aging. In a startling finding, antioxidant-rich blueberry extract demonstrated the ability to arrest and even reverse age-related neuronal dysfunction.

Rhodiola Boosts Cellular Energy

Americans are discovering Rhodiola rosea, a remarkable herb that enhances cellular energy metabolism. Studies have demonstrated rhodiola’s ability to fight fatigue and depression while improving physical endurance and work productivity.

Mitochondrial Function and Evolution

Mitochondria provide fuel for living, but are degraded with normal aging. Scientists now believe that human mitochondria evolved in a way that enables the human species to outlive most others on the planet. Learn how to maintain optimal mitochondrial function.

How Antioxidants Combat Aging

Free radical-induced oxidative stress damages lipids, proteins, DNA, and mitochondria throughout the body. Here we review the antioxidants that studies demonstrate to be most powerful in guarding the body against the disease-inducing ravages of oxidative stress.

Departments

As We See It

Breast cancer will kill 40,000 women this year, yet startling research reviewed by the National Cancer Institute reveals that CoQ10 may be an effective adjuvant treatment. Even newer studies document how CoQ10 kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells and how CoQ10 enhances the anti-tumor effects of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen. Human trials are desperately needed to confirm CoQ10’s potential to save thousands from needlessly dying of breast and other cancers.

Ask the Doctor

Dr. Eric R. Braverman discusses cardiac bypass, and how you can possibly avoid undergoing this debilitating surgery.

All About Supplements

Vinpocetine is a novel dietary supplement that nourishes and protects the brain by optimizing blood flow.

Case History

Dr. Sergey Dzugan describes how hormonorestoration therapy resolved symptoms of ADHD in a 24-year-old man.

Wellness Profile

Biogerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey explains why healthy adults may live to be 130 within the next 30 years.

Journal Abstracts