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Life Extension Magazine

April 2016

Launch Interactive Issue

How to Delay Brain Aging by 11 Years

Human studies reveal that foods you eat play a huge role in how fast your brain ages. An intriguing new study finds that healthy dietary patterns reduce Alzheimer’s risk up to 52%. Credible researchers now proclaim that the proper lifestyle changes can delay brain aging by 11 years—and reverse memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Reports

How PQQ Protects the Brain

Studies show that PQQ triggers the growth of new nerve cells and new mitochondria. By improving brain energy metabolism, PQQ can help protect against cognitive decline, stroke, excitotoxicity, and the neuronal damage caused by high blood sugar.

Bridging the Fiber Gap

With almost 70% of the immune system located in the gut, it should not be surprising that intestinal fiber fermentation is involved in immune health. Research has shown that three forms of fiber provide broad-spectrum benefits including protecting against the effects of metabolic syndrome, while improving digestion and immune function.

Unexpected Neurological Benefits from Algae

There are interesting anatomical similarities between our eyes and brain. This has led scientists to reevaluate the biological effects of astaxanthin, which was long ago shown to benefit eye health. What makes astaxanthin unique is its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and help protect against neurodegeneration.

Better Glucose for a Better Life

The CR Way® to Great Glucose Control program is an online adult education course that provides a proven method to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease as well as improve longevity.

Newly Discovered Benefits of Blueberries

Life Extension® is aggressively pursuing age reversal research with the objective of correcting a degenerative medical disorder called frailty. This technology is several years away from being available in the clinical setting. Fortunately, researchers have discovered that blueberries can increase mobility and gait in the elderly, reducing the potential for fatal falls, and partially correcting the frailty that plagues the elderly.

Enhance Eyelashes Naturally

Ultraviolet radiation and age-associated changes lead to weaker, thinner, shorter eyelashes. Scientists have identified a blend of natural compounds that rebuilds lash follicles to produce longer, thicker, healthier eyelashes.

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In The News

Aspirin slows prostate cancer progression; sugar increases breast cancer risk; low vitamin D-leukemia link; walnuts have fewer calories than originally thought; blocking testosterone linked to Alzheimer’s; vitamin D improves surgery outcome; vitamin C lowers inflammation; drug enhances DNA repair; vitamin K improves arthritis; DHEA improves vaginal dryness; and omega-3 increases breast cancer survival.

Book Review

Fortify Your Life

Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog states many Americans are deficient in vital nutrients. In her book Fortify Your Life, Dr. Low Dog provides an enlightened guide to the supplements she hopes will help counter the CDC data.

Wellness Profile

A Time-Travel Party with David Kekich

Longevity science entrepreneur, founder of the Maximum Life Foundation, and 25-year Life Extension® supporter David Kekich collaborates with scientists, investors, and innovators to identify and support cutting-edge medical technologies to help reverse the aging process.

Journal Abstracts