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2002 Medical Updates

Studies from throughout the world that can help you live longer

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Life Extension Medical Updates Archive
     
2002
2003

Medical Updates review studies that are of importance to those seeking an extended life span. The complete scientific abstracts for these studies are available as a special service to Life Extension Foundation members. If you read here about new studies you want to learn more about or want to show to your doctor, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Life Extension Foundation, P.O. Box 229120, Hollywood, Fla., 33022, USA. Please enclose a small donation (minimum $1, please) to cover the costs of copying and processing. Or access the complete Scientific Abstracts online.



January 2002
Table Of Contents
  1. Micronutrients and innate immunity
  2. Deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B-12 (cobalamin)
  3. Vitamin E and coronary heart disease
  4. Effects of green tea on spore-forming bacteria
  5. Garlic enhances circulatory antioxidants
  6. Effects of UVA and UVB rays on antioxidant enzymes in the eye
  7. Inhibition of hepatitis by aminoguanidine
  8. DHEA reduces neurotoxic effects of corticosterone
  9. Curcumin and cancer prevention
  10. Green tea benefits digestive tract
  11. DHA protects small intestine in mice
  12. Neuroprotective strategies for Alzheimer's disease
  13. Component of red grapes stops growth of leukemia cells
  14. Prevention of cell adhesion in treatment of cancer
  15. Anti-angiogenic agents and therapies in development
  16. Effects of growth hormone treatment in obese men
  17. Phytosterols as anticancer components
  18. Atherosclerosis

February 2002
Table Of Contents
  1. Curcumin protects against lung injury
  2. Melatonin increases muscle and liver glycogen
  3. Role of vitamin C in atherogenesis and vascular dysfunction
  4. Protective effect of aminoguanidine on brain damage
  5. Preventing hip fracture
  6. Antioxidants/caloric restriction protects against liver cancer
  7. Effect of L-carnitine on glycoprotein status
  8. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and menopausal status
  9. Effect of curcumin and dietary n-3 fatty acids on macrophages
  10. Antioxidants and free radicals in exercise
  11. Genetic Link: periodontal disease, clotting factor and heart diesease
  12. Treating chronic insomnia without drugs
  13. Caloric intake and aging
  14. Diet and cancer prevention
  15. Red meat consumption linked to digestive system cancers
  16. Beer may reduce heart disease risk
  17. Americans do not drink enough water
  18. Estrogen use and early onset of Alzheimer's disease

March 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Effect of antioxidants on metabolism of the eye and brain
  2. GH replacement therapy and VLDL cholesterol
  3. DHEAS decreases overactivity of immune system
  4. Grape seed extract weakens development of atherosclerosis
  5. Selenium, vitamin E and defense against viruses
  6. The IGF-I response to very low GH doses in human aging
  7. Prevention or reversal of long-term depression by pregnenolone sulfate
  8. Synergistic inhibition of prostate cancer

April 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Effect of antioxidants on metabolism of the eye and brain
  2. GH replacement therapy and VLDL cholesterol
  3. DHEAS decreases overactivity of immune system
  4. Grape seed extract weakens development of atherosclerosis
  5. Selenium, vitamin E and defense against viruses
  6. The challenge of invasive fungal infection

May 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Antioxidant supplementation reverses age-related neuronal changes
  2. Safflower oil vs. perilla oil on lipid metabolism
  3. Chronic pancreatitis and antioxidant therapy
  4. Curcumin and cell membrane dynamics
  5. Effects of antioxidants on metabolism of the eye and brain
  6. DHEAS decreases overactivity of immune system
  7. Grape seed extract weakens development of atherosclerosis
  8. Tamoxifen-DNA adducts detected in the endometrium of women
  9. Treatment of parasites with Amphotericin B

June 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Synergistic inhibition of prostate cancer
  2. Protective effect of DHEA against lipid peroxidation in human liver cells
  3. Role of oxidative stress in inflammation of pancreas
  4. Gastrectomy a risk factor for pancreatic cancer
  5. Interferon-ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C with and without cirrhosis
  6. IGF-1 blocks the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle function
  7. Osteoporosis in men - prevention and management
  8. Prevention or reversal of long-term depression by pregnenolone sulfate

July 2002
Table of Contents

  1. GH replacement therapy and VLDL cholesterol
  2. A retrospective study of antineoplastons in brain tumors
  3. Deprenyl rescues dopaminergic neurons from toxicity
  4. Effects of GH replacement on physical performance and body composition
  5. Human longevity at the cost of reproductive success
  6. B-cell proliferation from a medicinal herb
  7. Estrogen therapy in preventing and slowing the progression of dementia
  8. GH deficiency: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

August 2002
Table of Contents
  1. Melatonin protects against mercury-induced mortality
  2. Gamma-tocopherol, not alpha-tocopherol, inhibits COX-2 activity
  3. Adenosine vs. colorectal cancer cells
  4. NSAIDs, telomeres and tumor growth
  5. Alternative to HRT for hot flashes
  6. Procyanidins may decrease platelet activation
  7. Life-style factors and risk of aneurysm
  8. Vitamin C supplements and BMD in postmenopausal women
  9. Antioxidant properties of carvedilol in heart failure
  10. Air pollution and emergency hospital admissions for CVD
  11. Raloxifene and estrogen reduces atherosclerosis
  12. Kidneys, homocysteine and atherosclerosis in elderly

September 2002
Table of Contents
  1. Element of timing in breast cancer treatment
  2. Calcium supplementation affects HDL levels
  3. Sudden cardiac death linked to inflammatory protein
  4. Vitamin C, E and arteriosclerosis in heart transplants
  5. Coenzyme Q10 and kidney failure
  6. Preconditioning the heart with resveratrol
  7. Vitamin C, vasoconstriction and vasodilation
  8. Potassium level and risk of CVD
  9. New water-soluble vitamin E inhibits atherosclerosis
  10. Green tea protects against alcohol-induced liver injury
  11. Effect of multivitamins on immune system
  12. Effects of Chinese herbal extracts on lung cancer
  1. Transdermal testosterone and cognitive function
  2. Tea polyphenols and the cooking of meat
  3. Effect of genistein on tamoxifen in breast cancer
  4. Vegetarianism and risk of breast cancer
  5. Safety of herbal ephedra/caffeine for weight loss
  6. Mixed vitamin E tocopherols vs. alpha tocopherol vitamin E alone
  7. Cod liver oil vs. soybean oil in preventing kidney disease
  8. Green tea and HIV
  9. PUFAs and sudden death after heart attack
  10. Melatonin reduces memory changes and nerve damage
  11. Grape seed extract and heart recovery
  12. Lycopene and prostate cancer
  13. Vitamin E and prostate cancer
  14. Effect of taurine on atherosclerosis
  15. Aging and calorie restriction
  16. Vitamin C and the kidneys
  17. Raspberry extract and cell proliferation

December 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Coenzyme Q10, ginkgo and fibromyalgia
  2. Fertility and life span
  3. New warning label for Tamoxifen
  4. Carnosine and exercise performance
  5. DHEA and immune function
  6. Inflammation and diabetes
  7. CoQ10, vitamin E and energy metabolism
  8. Carnitine, CoQ10, taurine and heart function
  9. Passive smoking and your cat
  10. Melatonin and life span
  11. Calcium and weight loss
  12. Tea, inflammation and tumor growth
  13. Fitness and the risk of stroke
  14. Dietary supplements and ovarian cancer
  15. Black raspberries and colon cancer
  16. Green tea and muscle health