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Life Extension Magazine

May 2009

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No More Heart Attacks

No More Heart Attacks

A recent study using a high-dose statin drug reveals that even when LDL is reduced to extremely low levels, many people still suffer a major cardiac event. While lowering elevated LDL is important, other cardiac risk factors must be addressed to protect against today’s number one killer. Fortunately, proper blood testing can identify these risk factors, which can often be corrected with safe alternatives to statin drugs.

 

Reports

Novel Methods to Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat

Novel Methods to REDUCE Stubborn Belly FatMost aging people struggle with belly flab or a persistent belly pouch. Scientists have now discovered that subcutaneous fat is quite different than the visceral fat that grows around internal belly organs. Fortunately, novel topical ingredients can trim this stubborn belly fat while helping to firm sagging abdominal skin, helping men and women achieve more pleasing body contours.


The Great American Heart Hoax

The Great American Heart HoaxIn this exclusive excerpt from his new book, The Great American Heart Hoax, preventive cardiologist, Dr. Michael Ozner, reveals many alarming facts about today’s cardiac surgery industry. He also describes how a scientifically valid program based on the Mediterranean diet has helped keep his cardiac patients out of the surgical ward.

How to Circumvent 17 Independent Heart Attack Risk Factors

How to Circumvent 17 Independent Heart Attack Risk FactorsToday’s population remains in a virtual state of denial when it comes to their heart attack risk. The travesty is that there are so many proven ways to protect against the number one killer. Find out about the 17 independent cardiac risk factors and how you can defuse each one of them using nutrients, dietary and lifestyle strategies, bioidentical hormones, and pharmaceuticals.

 

Revitalize Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin C

Revitalize Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin CVitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen. Regrettably, relatively little orally ingested vitamin C reaches the skin. Fortunately, studies show that when applied topically as a cream, vitamin C not only rebuilds skin collagen but also has potent antioxidant properties that protect skin from age-causing free radicals.


Understanding Your CBC/Chemistry Profile Results

Understanding Your CBC/Chemistry Profile ResultsOne of the most popular blood tests, the low-cost CBC/Chemistry Profile provides invaluable and cost-effective information about your overall state of health. Here, we present a sample blood test results form and explain what each of the tested parameters means. You and your doctor can use your blood test results to implement a targeted wellness program.

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In The News

In The NewsVitamin D vital to brain health; arginine shows promise against obesity; regular green tea intake staves off breast cancer; vitamin E protects against pancreatic cancer; study recommends higher vitamin C intake; carotenoids boost bone health; green tea enhances abdominal fat loss; fish oil improves menopausal symptoms; higher vitamin C levels linked to lower blood pressure; soy cuts risk of colorectal cancer; media bias against natural remedies; vitamin D deficiency raises Caesarian risk; erectile dysfunction increases heart disease risk; and more.

Journal Abstracts

Heart Risk, Belly Slimming, and Vitamin C

 

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