Life Extension Magazine

December 2003

On The Cover

You Don't Have to Die of a Heart Attack

Although heart disease kills more Americans than any other disease, the latest research confirms that a scientific program of blood testing, supplements, exercise, and nutrition can dramatically lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Reports

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Vital to a Longer, Healthier Life

While the heart-healthy benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well established, the explosion of new research reveal that obtaining adequate DHA and EPA helps to improve fetal brain development, reduce blood pressure, alleviate melancholy, suppress inflammatory reactions, and lower Alzheimer’s disease risk.

High Homocysteine Raises Risk of Stroke, Dementia

Elevated plasma homocysteine is a strong risk factor for stroke and dementia: Learn how supplementing with folic acid and B vitamins protects against oxidant stress and helps maintain normal vascular and neuronal function.

Departments

As We See It

A rebellion is taking place within the medical establishment, as physician-scientists realize that doctors are failing to translate research discoveries into lifesaving therapies.

In The News

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce mortality risk and heart disease patients; adverse side effects from medication are common; and more.

Profile

Anne and Charles Reinwald each fought to beat cancer. Their struggle inspired Charles to found the Cancer Cure Coalition dedicated to finding and promoting new cancer treatments.

Q & A

Intermittent claudication and ginkgo, NaPCA and dry skin herbs to treat tachycardia, acetyl-L-carntiine and Peyronie’s disease.

Journal Abstracts