Life Extension Magazine

July 2008

On The Cover

Lethal Misconceptions About Skin Cancer

Scientists have discovered an orally ingested nutrient that protects the skin against DNA damage from harmful solar radiation. This orally ingested natural fern extract has a high affinity for the skin where it has been shown to protect against ultraviolet damage that can cause premature aging and skin cancer.

Reports

Optimizing Testosterone Levels in Aging Men

Extensive research shows declining testosterone levels in men lead to weight gain, depression, cognitive decline, reduced libido and muscle mass, as well as life-threatening illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Most doctors fail to prescribe a simple blood test to detect this deficiency. Fortunately, a testosterone deficit can be reversed using ultra low-cost compounded medications.

Does Mild Cognitive Impairment Concern You?

Few physicians recognize a form of memory loss called mild cognitive impairment. For some people, this disorder can be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Find out from a clinician how you can detect mild cognitive impairment and which nutrients are best at preserving optimal neurological function.

Averting Arrhythmias with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Life-threatening irregular heart beats known as arrhythmias plague millions of Americans. A number of studies show that the proper use of omega-3 fatty acids can effectively normalize heart rhythm without the side effects of drugs and invasive procedures.

Life Extension Clinical Research

Human clinical trials are a critical component for advancing medical science. Life Extension is dedicated to clinical research as an integral part of its development of new and more effective products. Learn how you can personally benefit by participating in new clinical studies that are beginning to enroll now.

Departments

As We See It

In a scathing report, the FDA admits that it is scientifically incompetent and incapable of keeping up with medical advances. Life Extension urges its members to contact Congress to remove this stranglehold on innovation that is causing millions to needlessly suffer and die each year.

Wellness Profile

Founder of the fitness spa movement, Deborah Szekely has pioneered several health and fitness revolutions. At North America’s first fitness spa, her innovative techniques nurture mind-body fitness and have been the prototype for spa programs everywhere.

In The News

Life Extension supports vitamin D research; unlocking your genetic information; dietary choline may reduce breast cancer; folic acid guards against heart disease damage; Pycnogenol® boosts memory in elderly; magnesium deficiency accelerates aging; and more.

Super Foods

Kale is an overlooked source of rich phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. As a result, it can serve as a powerful weapon against many types of cancer and diseases of the heart and eyes.

Journal Abstracts