Life Extension Magazine April 2013
As We See It
Science by Ambush
By William Faloon
Cardiologists Only Partially Correct Atherogenic Risk Factors
Prescribing a statin drug is what doctors typically do to prevent and treat coronary atherosclerosis. Cholesterol and LDL, however, are only two players in the atherosclerosis process.
There are now two fish oil “drugs” approved by the FDA to lower triglycerides. Fish oil also protects against atherosclerosis by reducing inflammation63-71 and inhibiting abnormal platelet aggregation.72-76 But even fish oil and statin drugs are not going to adequately counteract all factors involved in coronary artery disease.
Mainstream cardiologists fail to appreciate that coronary atherosclerosis is a sign of systemic arterial dysfunction requiring aggressive therapy to correct.
To read more about the steps you need to take to reduce your odds of being stricken with a vascular disorder, refer to the articles on pages 68 and 78 of this month’s issue.
How We Protect You
Life Extension’s annual Blood Test Super Sale commences April 1, 2013. The reason I am alerting you early is to enable you to start preparing for your annual comprehensive blood tests.
Make sure, for example, that you take your omega-3 and vitamin D supplements with the heaviest meal of the day. These fat-soluble nutrients absorb far better when consumed with the meal of the day that contains the most fat. A problem we fear occurs in clinical studies is that participants take fat-soluble nutrients on relatively empty stomachs, which leads to poor absorption and subsequent failure to derive benefits.
The extensive focus group sessions we conducted reveal the typical consumer has no idea what they need to do to protect against the degenerative diseases of aging.
We provide our members with every means of support possible, from access to knowledgeable health advisors and low-cost comprehensive blood testing, to accurately reported scientific data and ongoing clinical research.
The public, on the other hand, is left to rely on a sound-bite frenzied news media for health data, which often involves flouting a scary medical headline without assessing a story’s veracity. I call this science by ambush because it blind sides an established principle, and denies an opportunity for meaningful rebuttal!
For longer life,
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