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Life Extension Magazine

July 2017

Launch Interactive Issue

An Alternative To Coffee

A recent poll found that 26% of Americans are addicted to coffee. For those seeking a healthy alternative, a cup of hot spearmint-cocoa, rich in bioactive compounds, has been shown to clear brain fog and stimulate brain blood flow. Controlled studies show that adults drinking this spearmint-cocoa beverage improve their concentration, working memory and mental clarity.

Reports

Green Tea And Prostate Cancer

Research on green tea and its polyphenol extracts provides intriguing insight into their potential to reduce prostate cancer risk. In addition, a man’s diet has an enormous impact on whether prostate cancer develops and how far it progresses.

Improve Night Vision

Night driving becomes increasingly dangerous with age, primarily related to changes in our vision and eye structure. New science shows that lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin can greatly reduce the effects of glare and loss of visual sensitivity that occur when driving at night.

Green Tea Reduces Mortality

Studies confirm the ability of green tea consumption to mitigate the risk of dying from any cause. In response to higher intake of green tea and its extracts, research reveals a reduced risk of developing cancer, diabetes, and vascular and neurodegenerative disorders.

Surprising Facts About Uric Acid

Excess uric acid can cause gout. New studies reveal how high uric acid also contributes to diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. A 2016 study highlights a plant extract that lowers uric acid blood levels.

Age-Reversal Research Update

Physician/scientists are rapidly developing therapies aimed at rejuvenating elderly people. A concerted effort is being made to accelerate human studies aimed at inducing systemic reversal of biological aging processes.

Magnesium Deficiency Increases Insulin Resistance

Many Americans do not obtain enough magnesium from dietary sources. New research finds that additional magnesium can help decrease the risk for type II diabetes as well as migraines, bone loss, and heart disease.

Departments


In the News

Calcium safe for heart; vitamin D3 improves autism; cells programmed to “reverse age;” lutein and zeaxanthin improve brain efficiency.

Wellness Profile

Dr. Joel K. Kahn

As heart disease continues to kill Americans unabated, cardiologist Dr. Joel K. Kahn believes that we are not addressing the underlying causes. His book, The Whole Heart Solution, lays out more than 70 heart-healthy steps everyone can take to reduce their risk of cardiac disease.

Superfoods

Broccoli

Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, contains a number of phytochemicals, such as indole-3-carbinol, isothiocyanates and glucosinolates, which are known to have anticancer properties.

Ask The Doctor

Sodium Bicarbonate for Chronic Kidney Disease

Although short-term studies show some benefit from oral bicarbonate therapy for chronic kidney disease, long-term safety data are lacking. It turns out that eating fruits and vegetables may be a safer option and is beneficial for people with chronic kidney disease.

Journal Abstracts