Life Extension Magazine

June 2013

On The Cover

Lethal Misconceptions

Heart disease kills more women than men, yet most females remain unaware of blood markers that assess their risk of cancer and vascular disease. Maturing women require proper blood tests to identify these reversible risk factors before heart attack, stroke, or malignancy strikes. Find out about other fallacies that result in millions of needless deaths each year.

Reports

Cardio-Protective Effects Of Olives

Scientists have isolated a unique molecule in olive oil that provides its cardio-protective benefits. Known as oleuropein, this powerful polyphenol helps lower blood pressure, prevents formation of arterial plaques, and combats endothelial dysfunction.

Forgotten Benefits Of Taurine

High dietary intake of taurine is one of the factors responsible for the remarkable longevity of Okinawans. Taurineplays an important role in restoring insulin sensitivity, preventing obesity, and inhibiting arterial thickening. Many Americans, however, are deficient in this low-cost amino acid.

Improve Muscle Recovery After Exercise

Studies show that the compounds found in tart cherries can deliver anti-inflammatory activity comparable to ibuprofen (Advil®) and naproxen (Aleve®).  In addition to reducing daily aches and pains, tart cherries help muscle recover faster after exercise.   

Conference Report: World Stem Cell Summit

Stem cell therapy is on the verge of transforming medicine from just treating symptoms to restoring youthful cellular health.  At the World Stem Cell Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, scientists report on innovations that include bioengineering of artificial organs and novel stem-cell treatments for heart, spinal cord, and ovarian tissue.

Unique Peptide Rejuvenates Skin

Researchers have discovered a restorative peptide called acetyl tetrapeptide-2 that triggers reparative processes and cellular reactions usually seen in younger skin.  Early in-vitro studies have shown that acetyl tetrapeptide-2 increased cellular growth by 51% in just 5 days! In addition, it increased keratin production by 75%. The result was noticeable skin regeneration.

Departments

In The News

Green tea and coffee protect against stroke; olive leaf polyphenols boost pancreatic beta-cell responsiveness; magnesium inhibits ischemic heart disease; prenatal folic acid lowers autism risk; green tea compound helps prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); and more.

Author Interview

Over 30 million Americans are nutritionally deficient and aging prematurely. Marilyn Diamond and Dr. Donald Schnell discuss how to combat genetic aging in their new book Young for Life. 

Super Foods

Oranges provide a rich supply of hesperidin, naringin, and 60 other flavonoids, as well as pectin fiber, making them nutrition powerhouses. Research demonstrates that oranges and their compounds powerfully boost eye, heart, kidney, and immune health.

Ask The Pharmacist

Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, commonly prescribed for acid reflux, has been shown to increase the risk of fractures, infections, and nutritional deficiencies. Learn how you can prevent the dangers of excess stomach acid and avoid these medicines through lifestyle and nutritional changes.

Journal Abstracts