Life Extension Magazine

June 2007

On The Cover

DHEA Under Attack

A bill in Congress would outlaw DHEA by re-classifying it as an “anabolic steroid drug.” Life Extension reveals why DHEA is not a steroid drug and how depriving Americans of DHEA’s anti-aging benefits would be a windfall for drug companies.

Reports

Preserve Your Access To DHEA!

A basis for the new attack against DHEA is a poorly designed study that used massive doses of DHEA (316 times greater than what aging humans typically use) to measure gene-expression changes in mice.

How Congress Is Being Misled About DHEA

A basis for the new attack against DHEA is a poorly designed study that used massive doses of DHEA (316 times greater than what aging humans typically use) to measure gene-expression changes in mice.

What's Missing In Commercial Sunscreens?

Next-generation sunscreens combine antioxidants, bioactive phytochemicals, and novel skin-protective agents that protect against the sun’s rays and stimulate the skin’s dermal layers to promote healing and repair from within.

Coumadin® Users Benefit From Vitamin K

Patients prescribed warfarin (Coumadin®) have long been told to avoid vitamin K. Growing research, however, indicates that low-dose vitamin K may help stabilize the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin®.

Does Heart Disease Trigger Alzheimer's?

Many scientists now believe that cardiovascular risk factors increase one’s risk for Alzheimer’s. Steps you may already be taking to maintain healthy coronary artery blood flow may also protect against Alzheimer’s.

Departments

As We See It

Low blood levels of EPA and DHA may be a new independent risk factor for heart attack and unstable angina. See for yourself the dramatic decrease in cardiac disease in response to increased blood levels of EPA/DHA.

Nutraceutical Update

Besides helping people sleep better, melatonin may confer health benefits ranging from cancer protection to relief of migraines.

In The News

DHA may protect against breast cancer; garlic extract limits atherosclerosis progression; antioxidants protect against periodontitis; zinc lowers infection rates in elderly adults; and more.

Super Foods

Broccoli is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that may protect against many common malignancies.

Ask The Doctor

Dr. William Davis discusses a special blood test that can help determine whether shortness of breath could be a symptom of heart failure.

Wellness Profile

Starring in the courtroom program “Judge Alex,” Judge Alex Ferrer is also a dedicated athlete and advocate of nutritional supplements.

Journal Abstracts