Life Extension Magazine

March 2007

On The Cover

Dr. Perricone's New Plan To Reduce Stress

Elevated levels of the stress hormones insulin and cortisol accelerate cellular aging, triggering diabetes and other chronic diseases. In his new book Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation (Ballantine Books, 2006), Dr. Nicholas Perricone tells how to keep stress at bay with nutrients that rejuvenate cells and help maintain healthy hormonal balance.

Reports

Quick Relief For Joint Discomfort

The structure of aging joints is degraded by decades of oxidative stress and daily wear and tear. Innovative new compounds can rapidly relieve joint pain, while complementing the tissue-rebuilding effects of traditional joint-health supplements such as glucosamine.

Hidden Cause Of Heart Attacks

Standard cholesterol panels based on fasting blood samples may overlook dangerous after-meal lipid (fat) disorders. Learn how you can protect yourself against a newly identified (yet overlooked) cause of heart disease, stroke, and aneurysm.

How Much Resveratrol Do You Need?

Groundbreaking research sponsored by Life Extension has shown that resveratrol may confer many of the beneficial effects associated with caloric restriction, without the chronic hunger. Find out what scientists are now recommending as optimal daily resveratrol doses.

Ancient Herb Suppresses Inflammation

A lethal enzyme called 5-LOX is a major contributor to inflammatory processes involved in cancer, atherosclerosis, arthritis, and other diseases. The Asian herb boswellia safely suppresses 5-LOX, providing potent protection against an often overlooked inflammatory pathway.

Departments

As We See It

A recent study found that higher vitamin E blood levels slashed the risk of dying over a 19-year period. More than 90% of Americans do not consume even the RDA of vitamin E in their diet, much less enough to protect against chronic disease. Despite this epidemic deficiency of vitamin E, the media, government, and medical establishment still question the value of supplemental vitamin E and other low-cost ways to protect against age-related disease.

In The News

Lipoic acid may guard against Alzheimer’s; low magnesium and fiber intake linked to inflammation; optimizing omega-3 intake may avert kidney cancer; B-vitamin deficit impairs athleticism; soy consumption in youth reduces breast cancer risk; chitosan promotes weight and fat loss; optimal DHA levels lower dementia risk; magnesium boosts bone growth; antioxidants may complement radiation treatment; and more.

Wellness Profile

In his new book Younger You, Dr. Eric Braverman outlines a program to unlock the hidden power of your brain to look and feel 15 years younger.

Nutraceutical Update

A plant called cat’s claw demonstrates powerful effects in alleviating pain and inflammation, stimulating immunity, fighting cancer, and promoting DNA repair.

Ask The Doctor

Dr. William Davis explains why niacin may be the closest thing we have available to a perfect treatment that corrects most causes of coronary heart disease.

Journal Abstracts