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Life Extension Magazine

May 2015

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Newly Identified Risks Of Excess Homocysteine

Elevated homocysteine is a proven risk factor for vascular disease. New studies show it may damage the brain even more. A significant proportion of Americans have a genetic defect that predisposes them to high homocysteine. Proper blood testing can readily identify these individuals who, for the first time, are able to obtain a high-potency form of activated folate without a prescription.

Reports

DHEA

By age 70, DHEA levels diminish by around 75% and this decline is associated with many age-related disorders. A startling amount of cumulative evidence shows that restoring DHEA can enhance vascular health by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome.

Natural Methods To Control Cholesterol

Nearly 25 million people take cholesterol-lowering drugs yet heart disease remains the biggest killer. Researchers have found two compounds that safely lower dangerous LDL cholesterol while boosting protective HDL.

Why So Many People Require The Metabolically Active Form of Folic Acid

Elevated homocysteine levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, and neuropathy. But now a unique form of folate is available to overcome the resistance many face to conventional B vitamins. Studies show remarkable improvement in response to this active form of folic acid.

New Studies Reveal Importance of Zinc In Maintaining Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. While all cells have a requirement for zinc, the prostate accumulates more zinc than any other part of the body. Studies show that the proper amount of zinc maintains prostate health while suppressing tumor growth.

Departments

Ask The Doctor

New Study Finds Pycnogenol® Effectively Treats Psoriasis… and More

Although treatment options for psoriasis are limited, a new clinical study indicates that Pycnogenol® can safely treat this condition. Dr. Fred Pescatore, who oversees a nutrient-based medical practice, has long recommended Pycnogenol®—as well as other supplements—to all his patients to ensure optimal systemic health.

Wellness Profile

Stefanie Powers

Actress Stefanie Powers, age 72, pursues an active life that includes TV and stage productions and promoting wildlife preservation. Her vibrancy is powered by lifelong adherence to healthy eating, supplements, bioidentical hormones, exercise, and her positive philosophy.

Superfoods

Buckwheat

Buckwheat provides tannins and catechins, as well as an abundance of powerful compounds such D-chiro-inositol and rutin. Their effect on blood sugar, inflammation, and platelet inhibition has been shown to be beneficial against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, allergies, and obesity.

Journal Abstracts