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November 2003

Startling New Findings About Homocysteine

Dramatic Reduction in Blood Testing Prices
The high cost of laboratory testing has kept some people from undergoing comprehensive annual blood tests that could save their lives. The good news is that prices on almost all blood tests for Life Extension members have come down sharply beginning October 1, 2003.

The retail price of a homocysteine blood test at a commercial laboratory is over $180. Life Extension members used to pay $85 for it. Under the new lower pricing structure, members of The Life Extension Foundation can obtain a homocysteine blood test for only $64.

We are pleased to announce these price reductions because we know that blood tests provide a solid scientific basis for keeping Foundation members alive longer. I cannot tell you how many early-stage prostate cancers have been diagnosed because of the convenient mail-order blood-testing service we offer.

I urge all Foundation members to have their blood tested at least once a year. If homocysteine levels are elevated, aggressive actions should be undertaken to lower it. After higher amounts of nutrients such as TMG and vitamin B6 have been taken for 30-90 days, another homocysteine blood test should be done to make sure levels are below 7-8 (µmol/L).

While people often fear cancer more than cardiovascular disease, the irrefutable fact is that heart attack and stroke kill far more Americans than cancer and most other diseases combined. Overwhelming evidence suggests that keeping blood markers such as homocysteine in safe ranges can dramatically reduce the risk of vascular disease.

I personally have been a beneficiary of having my blood tested and always recommend it on my media appearances. View information on the most important annual blood test for men and women to consider.

For longer life,

William Faloon.


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