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Life Extension Magazine

July 2011

Launch Interactive Issue

Shed Pounds by Inhibiting Cellular Fat Storage

Official warnings about the dire consequences of obesity have done little to help Americans lose weight. Even most doctors remain ignorant of the cellular mechanisms behind age-related weight gain. In a major advance, two cutting-edge plant extracts have been identified that target the pathways involved in fat cell storage.

Reports

Beyond Eye Health

Celebrity physician Dr. Oz recently touted astaxanthin as “The #1 Supplement You’ve Never Heard of That You Should Be Taking.” Life Extension® members have been taking it for years to combat eye fatigue. An abundance of fresh scientific evidence reveals astaxanthin may also combat cancer, heart disease, and more.


Novel Citrus Extract Blocks Deadly Cancer Cell Signaling

Cancer cells must communicate with one another in order to proliferate and metastasize. Avante-garde researchers are finding that a specific form of modified citrus pectin disrupts their lines of communication, slowing cancer’s progress and improving prognosis.

Protection from Disease: The CR Way

For the past 76 years, scientific studies have confirmed the pro-longevity effects of calorie restriction. Most people erroneously believe adhering to a reduced calorie diet while staying optimally nourished is nearly impossible. Find out how easy it really is—and the latest supportive human data.

Departments

As We See It

As We See It: An Epidemic of Denial

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now medically classifiable as overweight or obese. Yet 30% of overweight individuals believe they’re at a healthy weight, and 70% of obese individuals feel they’re simply overweight. Scientists have discovered a novel blend of plant extracts that can safely induce significant fat loss in humans.

Wellness Profile

Profile: A Strong Life at Any Age

At 59 years old, fitness celebrity Dr. Jeffry Life was obese and pre-diabetic, with high cholesterol and low energy. Today, at a robust 72, the former Grand Champion in the 1998 Body-for-LIFE Contest boasts a rock-hard physique and the know-how to apply the principles of body transformation to his medical practice. Here he reveals the cornerstones of his fitness regime, including supplementation with vitamin D3, CoQ10, saw palmetto, lycopene, and French maritime pine bark extract and hormone replacement.

In The News

CoQ10 supplementation improves endothelial function; fish oil enhances effects of tamoxifen; high C-reactive protein levels associated with memory decline; and more.

Superfoods

Superfoods: The Awesome Apple

"An apple a day" keeps the doctor away” isn’t just a phrase—it’s a medical fact. Apples contain triterpenoids, compounds with potent anti-cancer activity, especially in preventing cancers of the breast, colon, and liver.

Journal Abstracts