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Life Extension Magazine

September 2014

Launch Interactive Issue

How To Turn Eight Pennies Into $600

Today’s healthcare cost crisis is caused by a regulatory system that inflates medical prices beyond affordability. Collusion amongst pharmaceutical companies block competitors from the marketplace, keeping drug prices artificially high and preventing medical science from progressing. Here we report on a generic drug whose active ingredient costs 8 cents but sells to pharmacies for $600!

Reports

New Study Confirms Calorie Restriction Extends Life Span

A recent study confirms that calorie restriction reduces age-related and all-cause mortality in primates. The calorie-restricted group was almost three times less likely to die, suggesting effective food restriction might be as simple as keeping calorie intake moderate and choosing nutrient-dense foods.

Quercetin For Cardiac Protection

People with high intakes of quercetin have significantly lower risk for cardiovascular diseases. Quercetin provides multimodal cardiac protection such as triggering reverse cholesterol transport and improving after-meal endothelial function by 31.4%.

Newly Discovered Benefits Of Vitamin K

New research confirms that vitamin K can slash the risk of arterial calcification, coronary heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Most compelling is a study showing that those with the highest intakes of vitamin K are less likely to die from any cause.

Departments

In The News

Green tea reduces pancreatic cancer risk; metformin blocks progression of prostate cancer; zinc reduces mortality risk in malnourished children; intense exercise linked to stroke risk; black cumin seed oil boosts semen quality; diabetes increases pancreatic cancer risk; magnesium lowers C-reactive protein; sugar intake linked to high blood pressure; and more.

Book Review

Book Review

In his gripping book, Doctored Results: The Suppression of Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, Ralph W. Moss, PhD, documents one of the biggest medical cover-ups in the world of cancer research.

Wellness Profile

Wellness Profile

Known for her starring television roles, Patricia Richardson is a strong voice for the National Organization for Rare Disorders, which combines over 200 advocacy groups for about 7,000 diseases. Her father’s death prompted her to raise awareness for these diseases, each of which affects about one in 1,500 people.

Superfoods

Super Foods

Phytonutrients found in kale can prevent damage to cell membranes and DNA. As part of a regular diet, kale can slash the risk of certain cancers, support cardiovascular health, and provide a rich supply of key minerals and vitamins.

Book Review

Author Interview

In The Complete Mediterranean Diet—Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease, author Michael Ozner, MD, explains the Mediterranean diet’s role in preventing heart disease and boosting health.

Journal Abstracts