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Life Extension Magazine

December 2013

Life Extension’s The Issue is Your Health, hosted by Michael A. Smith, M.D., Senior Health Scientist, is informative, fresh, smart, and stimulating.

In this issue, nutrition expert and clinical trainer, Crystal Moore, discusses how she helped her father overcome prostate cancer. Crystal says there are new tests that can confirm a cancer diagnosis before rushing into an invasive biopsy procedure.

On The Cover  
Life Extension Magazine December 2013

Controversy Surrounds Prostate Cancer Prevention

Prostate cancer is curable when detected at early stages. Proven methods exist to slash one’s risk of developing this common malignancy. Yet conventional medicine is advising men to avoid PSA screening and avoid drugs that not only reduce prostate cancer incidence, but also relieve urinary miseries. Read Life Extension’s scathing rebuttal to these flawed positions suggesting that men do nothing to guard against this epidemic killer.

 
Reports  

New Weapon for Those Stricken With Prostate Cancer

New Weapon for Those Stricken With Prostate Cancer

In a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), patients with a PSA relapse after radiotherapy or surgery took capsules containing whole food concentrates. Over a six-month period, median PSA levels increased 14.7% in the nutrient capsule group—compared to 78.5% in the placebo group! PSA levels remained at or below baseline values for 46% of the supplement patients—but for only 14% of the placebo patients. Findings from this human clinical trial provide a new weapon for the prostate cancer patient’s armamentarium.

Impact of Diet On Prostate Cancer Risk and Mortality

Impact of Diet On Prostate Cancer Risk and Mortality

Eating the wrong foods increases prostate cancer risk and increases mortality in those with existing prostate cancer. Oncologists almost never discuss these important findings with patients. This article reveals how poor dietary choices provide biological fuel for prostate cancer cells to propagate and metastasize and how easy it is for one to follow an anti-cancer diet.

Should Avodart® Be Used To Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Should Avodart® Be Used To Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Elevated levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) contribute to benign prostate enlargement andprostate cancer. Two large studies found that the DHT-lowering drugs Avodart® and Proscar® sharply reduce prostate cancer risk along with symptoms of BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia). Yet some doctors are concerned about these drugs causing high-grade prostate cancer in a minority of study subjects. Find out why some doctors misinterpreted the results of these studies and how these drugs may cut the risk of even high-grade prostate cancer.

Enhanced Protection Against Colds and Flu

Enhanced Protection Against Colds and Flu

Every year, over 30,000 people die from the flu. Even more alarming is the fact that most individuals over 64 are not protected against the most virulent forms of the flu even though they receive an annual vaccine shot. New evidence shows that the amino acids L-theanine and L-cystine boost flu vaccine effectiveness in certain elderly groups and protect all groups studied against winter colds.

Star Quarterback Giving Back

Star Quarterback Giving Back

Former Pro Bowl NFL icon Joe Theismann is also a star in the campaign to raise awareness of the need for at-risk individuals to be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Supplements, exercise, and a sensible diet are elements of his overall strategy for healthy living.

Complete Arsenal for Prostate Cancer Prevention

Complete Arsenal for Prostate Cancer Prevention

Published studies indicate a wide range of nutrients that have been shown to protect against the development and progression of prostate cancer. As a bonus, these nutrients also confer huge protection against the common disorders of aging.

Diagnostic and Assessment Tests for Prostate Health

Diagnostic and Assessment Tests for Prostate Health

Thanks to an array of available diagnostic tools, more rational treatment of prostate cancer is within everyone’s reach. Many of these tests are overlooked by mainstream medicine to the detriment of their patients. This article will empower men to utilize these advanced diagnostics to work with their physician to achieve the best clinical outcomes and avoid unnecessary procedures.

Departments  

In The News

In The NewsLifestyle changes lengthen telomeres; pet food antioxidant may prevent chemo side effect; B vitamins help prevent stroke; chronic inflammation inhibits successful aging; lower gut bacteria diversity linked to obesity; omega-3 fats reduce risk of type II diabetes; lycopene and lutein reduce atherosclerotic plaque; inositol and alpha lipoic acid reduce metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women; green tea and vitamin E boost exercise benefits in elderly; and more.

Journal Abstracts  

Pomi-T, Prostate Cancer, and Winter Wellness

 

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