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Life Extension Magazine

August 2013

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Life Extension Magazine August 2013

Summer Sanders Beats Venous Insufficiency

Former US Olympic Champion Summer Sanders discovered that varicose veins can happen at any age. Not just a cosmetic problem, early medical treatment, supplements, and lifestyle changes can prevent serious consequences such as a pulmonary embolism.

 
Reports  

Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging

Three-Step Strategy To Reverse Mitochondrial Aging

According to cell biologists, the health of your mitochondria determines how long you will live. Research confirms how three compounds not only reduce damage to mitochondrial DNA but generate new, healthy mitochondria.

New Studies Validate Vitamin D

New Studies Validate Vitamin D

Nearly every tissue and cell type in your body has receptors for vitamin D, thereby increasing the amounts needed for optimal health. No longer known as just the “bone vitamin”, vitamin D also protects against cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. Knowing your vitamin D levels based on blood testing is one of the most important health investments you can make.

Coffee’s Surprising Heart Benefits

Coffee’s Surprising Heart Benefits

If you’re one of the 150 million Americans who drink coffee, two new studies show that coffee can reduce the risk of stroke by 36% by improving endothelial function and lowering your chances of heart failure. Beyond heart health, coffee shows benefits in reducing occurrences of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegeneration.

Media Bias in Reporting Carnitine’s Benefits

Media Bias In Reporting Carnitine’s Benefits

A study at the Mayo Clinic found that carnitine supplementation was associated with a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality, a 65% reduction in ventricular arrhythmias, and a 40% reduction in angina symptoms in heart attack patients. Yet recent media headlines would have consumers believe that L-carnitine is detrimental to vascular health! This meticulous rebuttal exposes the media’s deception and reveals the truth about carnitine’s heart health benefits.

Rejuvenate the Skin Around Your Eyes

Rejuvenate The Skin Around Your Eyes

The delicate skin around the eyes is constantly exposed to environmental oxidative stresses that break down the fibrous network composed of proteins elastin and collagen. In a remarkable clinical study, three unique ingredients reduced wrinkle depth around the eyes by 17% in 28 days—equaling a skin rejuvenation effect of 6 years in just 4 weeks!

Departments  

As We See It

As We See ItCancer patients are often treated with technologies developed during the first part of last century. Innovative treatments remain bogged down in regulatory quagmire. Those who dare to bring them to the surface risk financial ruin and incarceration by regulators protecting pharmaceutical interests. Life Extension® has long sought to persuade Congress to allow individuals to try drugs shown to be safe but not yet approved. In a free-market environment, lethal diseases will succumb to less expensive cures and greater competition will eliminate today’s health care cost crisis.

In The News

In The NewsFolate and B12 reduce macular degeneration risk; calorie-restricted diets delay neuro-degeneration; preoperative supplemental omega-3 protects against atrial fibrillation; ginger benefits asthmatic patients; fish oil reduces mental stress; antioxidants improve breast cancer survival; and more.

Ask The Doctor

Ask The DoctorVaricose veins are not just a cosmetic issue but can indicate more serious circulation problems such as chronic venous insufficiency. Ariel Soffer, MD, talks about specific supplements available for vein problems, as well as the latest non-surgical treatments, including lasers and sclerotherapy.

Journal Abstracts  

PQQ, Vitamin D, Skin aging and Coffee

 

 

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