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Life Extension Magazine

March 2016

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New England Journal of Medicine Exposes Generic Price Scandal

The public is waking up to a price-gouging scandal that Life Extension® sought to prevent decades ago. Igniting media attention is a New England Journal of Medicine article exposing spiraling increases for off-patent generic drugs. What no one knows is that most generics cost virtually nothing to make. Readers of Life Extension® magazine will be the first to learn the magnitude by which our pocketbooks are being plundered and a solution that will slash generic drug prices by 90%.

Reports

Safely Reduce Anxiety and Mood Disorders

New findings reveal stress can shorten telomeres and accelerate cellular aging. Anti-anxiety drugs carry huge risks. Human trials demonstrate that a probiotic combo decreases depression scores by 50% and improves anxiety scores by 55%.

Curcumin: Aging Brains and Cancer

Recent findings show curcumin favorably affects deadly mechanisms involved in cancer and Alzheimer’s, such as impaired cell signaling and abnormal gene regulation. Scientists have also discovered curcumin can boost production of new neurons.

Prevent Gout Attacks by Lowering Uric Acid Levels

Gout is characterized by high levels of uric acid and extreme pain. Gout medications cause serious side effects. A tannin-rich tree extract safely lowers uric acid, reducing the necessity of gout drugs.

Brain Benefits of L-Theanine

L-theanine, an amino acid in green tea, induces calmness while improving alertness. New studies show it may reduce the risk of stroke and protect against brain damage if a stroke occurs.

Anti-Aging Human Study on Metformin Wins FDA Approval

Metformin is believed to enhance cell enzymes that mimic the longevity benefits of calorie restriction. Life Extension® has championed its use for 20 years. The FDA has finally approved a human trial that may prove metformin inhibits aging and age-related diseases.

Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial

A human study of pancreatic cancer patients will soon begin at the prestigious City of Hope hospital. In addition to gemcitabine and Abraxane® standard therapies, an arsenal of drugs like metformin and natural compounds will be tested with the objective of prolonging survival.

What’s Behind the Health Care Crisis?

Medical insurance cannot cover today’s skyrocketing generic drug costs. While many live without health insurance, even the insured are devastated by exorbitant premiums, copays, and deductibles. Corrupt practices and government failures have denied Americans access to affordable medicine.

Fungal Infections and Sinus Problems

While environmental toxins and antibiotics contribute to chronic sinusitis, experts say fungal infections are an underdiagnosed cause of this condition. Research shows that a patented, natural, antimicrobial intranasal solution delivers substantial relief.

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In The News

Aspirin anticancer mechanism found; ashwagandha improves sexual function; omega-3 decreases rheumatoid arthritis risk; vitamin E delays cellular senescence; testosterone has beneficial role for male diabetics; hypothermia benefits cardiac arrest patients; death rates declining in leading causes of death; resveratrol research update.

Ask The Doctor

What Causes Gout?

Dr. Michael Smith, senior health scientist for Life Extension®, explains the underlying causes of gout and details the lifestyle, dietary, supplemental, and botanical factors that can prevent this extremely painful affliction.

Journal Abstracts