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Life Extension Magazine

March 2013

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Life Extension Magazine March 2013

Defend Yourself Against Impending Doctor Shortage

Today’s over-regulated healthcare system has grown so expensive that the average person cannot afford it. Nor can businesses or governments. A new law is supposed to provide virtually every American with medical coverage. But no one knows where the physicians will come from to treat 30 million newly insured individuals. Find out about the looming physician shortage, how to reverse this deadly trend, and what you can do to reduce your odds of becoming a victim.

Reports  

Carnitine Restores Cellular Function

Woman exercising on elliptical machineCarnitine levels decline with age. The result is reduced cellular energy production—a major cause of degenerative disease. A wealth of published data documents the ability of carnitine to improve insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial function, and cardiovascular health.

Slash Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Grandfather and grandchildren playing chessEvery 68 seconds, an American develops Alzheimer’s. There is no cure. Fortunately, scientists are uncovering hormones, nutrients, and drugs that take aim at the multiple pathologies involved in the development of Alzheimer’s, thus providing a roadmap as to what maturing humans can do to prevent this epidemic calamity.

Leeza Gibbons Takes Personal Action Against Alzheimer’s

Leeza GibbonsAfter watching her mother suffer the devastation of Alzheimer’s, Emmy award winner Leeza Gibbons founded Leeza’s Place to provide resources for those caring for Alzheimer’s patients. Leeza took her fight against Alzheimer’s further by campaigning for innovative stem cell research and initiating a personal prevention regimen that includes diet, exercise, and nutrients. With Leeza’s courage and vision, changes are occurring in the care and treatment of Alzheimer’s patients.

Highlights From The Wireless Connectivity in Medical Devices Conference

Wireless Connectivity in Medical DevicesDoctors and patients are about to experience an electronic revolution in medicine. New digital devices can now help overworked doctors provide better care and monitoring for their patients, avoiding deadly medication errors and misdiagnosis. Recent advances include implantable systems that deliver exact amounts of medication, electronic seizure stoppers, and the ability to transmit CAT scans to any doctor’s iPhone.

Departments  

In The News

As We See ItTea drinkers have lower mortality; increased vitamin D reduces tooth decay; CoQ10 improves ejection fraction; low intake of fruits and vegetables decreases telomere length; new study on omega-3 brain benefits and more.

Wellness Profile

Wellness ProfileAt 73, Life Extension® member Virginia Waitley, credits her healthy lifestyle and numerous supplements for giving her the energy of someone half her age. Virginia is a role model for successful aging.

Ask The Doctor

In The NewsWorldwide, testosterone levels are declining and usually under diagnosed. Aaron E. Katz, MD, Chairman of Urology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, discusses the prevalence of testosterone deficiency and provides three steps to follow with your doctor in determining if testosterone supplementation is right for you.

Super Foods

Author InterviewThe skin of the grape is a rich source of cancer-fighting proanthocyanidins, which possess 50 times more antioxidant power than vitamin C. Research demonstrates that grapes and their compounds provide potent protection against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and age-related cognitive decline.

Journal Abstracts  

Alzheimer’s, Carnitine, and Grapes

 

 

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