Life Extension Magazine

June 2010

On The Cover

Immortal Stem Cells for Anti-Aging Therapies

A scientific study partially funded by the Life Extension Foundation has demonstrated that the aging of human cells can be reversed. Published in the journal Regenerative Medicine, researchers succeeded for the first time in turning back the clock of aging in adult human cells. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Michael West explains the results of this unprecedented breakthrough.

Reports

The Secret Behind Açaí

Touted commercially as an antioxidant powerhouse, only recently has açaí gained compelling scientific validation. Compounds isolated in freeze-dried açaí extract have been shown to enter human cells and neutralize free radicals at very low doses. Find out how these and other findings confirm berry polyphenols’ unrivalled capacity to blunt free radical damage and thwart degenerative disease.

Optimal Skin Protection with Vitamin D

While most people are aware of vitamin D’s importance to overall health, few know of its essential role in skin health. As you age your skin loses 75% of its ability to make vitamin D. The many ways vitamin D protects your skin are explained, along with the promise of topical application to help preserve its youthful appearance.

FDA-approved Drugs Fail to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

Recent headlines about a cholesterol-lowering drug demonstrate how medical apathy generates enormous confusion over which drugs actually work. Outdated guidelines for measuring risk factors in the blood are a big part of the problem. Fortunately, Life Extension® members find out what optimal levels of cardiac risk markers are before they suffer a heart attack.

Departments

As We See It: Startling Low Testosterone Blood Levels in Male Life Extension Members

An analysis of blood tests of male Life Extension members reveals alarming rates of testosterone deficiency. Aside from waning sexual performance, depression, and diminished strength, low testosterone has been definitively linked to men’s risk of death from all causes. Fortunately, men don’t have to guess their testosterone status. Comprehensive blood testing reveals the level of free testosterone so that aging men can restore it to youthful ranges.

In The News

Green tea may combat eye disease; chocolate reduces heart disease risk; DHA destroys neuroblastoma cells; soy protective against lung cancer; and more.

Wellness Profile

Is testosterone therapy right for you? Is it dangerous? Does it really work? Armed with years of experience, Dr. Abraham Morgentaler of Harvard Medical School clears the air, detailing testosterone’s profoundly positive impact on men’s health and quality of life.

Journal Abstracts