Life Extension Magazine

November 2008

On The Cover

Regenerative Medicine Breakthroughs

Dr. Michael West, a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell research, describes advances in therapeutic cloning that may rejuvenate aged human cells in a way that cures lethal disease while rewinding the clock of cellular aging.

Reports

Detect Your Risk of Sudden Heart Attack and Stroke

Tim Russert’s sudden death earlier this year highlights the need for better preventive strategies. Now, a new blood test measures rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaque and has proven to be the best predictor of acute coronary events.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Naturally

Broad-spectrum cardiac protection can be achieved by raising protective HDL while lowering C-reactive protein, glucose, LDL, and triglycerides. A new combination of plants extracts has demonstrated these impressive results in human clinical studies.

Apple Stem Cells Offer Hope For Aging and Damaged Skin

A skin serum based on a rare form of apple stem cell stimulates aging skin cells to combat outward signs of aging. Developed by dermatologist Gary Goldfaden, MD, this novel fruit extract formula can reduce the appearance of unsightly wrinkles, leaving younger, fresher-looking skin.

Departments

As We See It

Excess estrogen in men is associated with increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and
prostate disease. The good news is that low-cost blood tests can detect abnormal sex hormone levels and enable aging men to restore their estrogen and testosterone to optimal ranges.

In The News

Vitamin C may cut diabetes risk; promising nutrient combination for Alzheimer’s; lycopene as effective as statins against atherosclerosis; common spices inhibit protein glycation; low vitamin D levels linked with shorter life span; brain-healthy foods; Japanese study affirms omega-3 heart-health benefits; soy, curcumin synergize to thwart pancreatic cancer; resveratrol slows aging in mice; broccoli reduces prostate cancer risk; pomegranate extract shows potential in joint
health; calorie restriction decreases oxidative stress; and more.

Journal Abstracts