Life Extension Magazine

March 2012

On The Cover

Olive Leaf Safely Modulates Blood Pressure

As we age, it is imperative to aggressively control rising blood pressure levels. The medical establishment, however, is accepting dangerously high blood pressure readings as being “normal.” A bioactive olive leaf extract has been shown to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, providing a new weapon to help protect our aging vascular systems.

Reports

Synthetic Alpha Tocopherol Shown to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Life Extension® long ago warned about the DNA-damaging effects of synthetic alpha tocopherol and our worst fears have been realized. A recent study showed that men taking this incomplete form of vitamin E had a 17% increased risk of prostate cancer. Find out how this study that used only alpha without gamma tocopherol was designed to fail from the outset.

Excess Iron and Brain Degeneration: The Little-Known Link

In 1983, Life Extension® alerted members against the dangers of iron contained in commercial vitamin products. Now, increased levels of total-body iron have been conclusively linked to neurodegenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Fortunately, reversal of iron-induced damage is possible.

Findings from Flawed Study Used to Discredit Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements

A recent study used to undermine the value of multivitamin supplements is so profoundly filled with defects that it is impossible to extract relevant data from it. Not only is the Iowa Women’s Health Study scientifically unsound, it ignores the proven disease prevention benefits from comprehensive nutrient programs utilized by health conscious people today.

How Resveratrol Combats Leading Causes of Death

Findings from the 2010 Resveratrol Conference held in Den­mark have validated Life Extension’s long-held belief that resveratrol acts to combat the killer diseases of aging and delay the aging process itself. Discover resveratrol’s 12 mechanisms of action and multimodal power to protect against diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

Departments

Crooked Practices That Are Destroying Our Health Care System

Frivolous lawsuits, back room payoffs, and specious insurance claims are just a few of the ways that pharmaceutical companies delay approval of generic drugs to boost profits at the expense of consumers and taxpayer-funded insurance programs. Find out steps that must be taken today to avoid outright catastrophe.

In The News

Increased soy intake results in lower lung cancer risk; seaweed improves weight loss; omega-3 reduces risk of arrhythmia, and more.

Book Reviews

Dr. Gary Goldfaden’s new book, Your Guide to Healthy Skin the Natural Way, The Golden Ratio Lifestyle Diet by Robert Friedman, MD, and Matthew Cross.

New Life Extension Nutrition Center Opens

The brand new Life Extension Nutrition Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was created to provide innovative anti-aging and wellness services under one roof. The Nutrition Center offers, in one location, a complete vitamin store, full-service pharmacy, knowledgeable health advisors, reference library, and blood lab.

Journal Abstracts