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Life Extension Magazine

November 2017

Launch Digital Issue

Vitamin K Reverses Arterial Stiffness

Arterial stiffness increases risk of cardiovascular disorders and dementia. A clinical trial using long-acting vitamin K2 showed significant reductions of arterial stiffening. This provides a new opportunity to restore more youthful flexibility to aging blood vessels.

Reports

DHEA Protects the Aging Mind

Normal aging results in shrinkage of brain volume. DHEA can increase the number of brain cells, while combating factors that contribute to cognitive decline and mood disorders.

Reduce Cartilage Degeneration

Three herbal extracts have been shown to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation, while limiting destruction of cartilage in afflicted joints.

What’s Behind Mediterranean Diet Benefits

The high content of polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet is responsible for its ability to reduce all-cause mortality. A natural extraction process allows consumers to obtain high levels of polyphenols from Mediterranean food sources.

Insulin Resistance and Obesity

Two recent scientific conferences presented research that helps clarify mechanisms behind insulin resistance and obesity and how aging people might thwart them.

Live Younger with Healthy Glucose

The CR Way to Great Glucose Control education program shows how to control glucose blood levels, choose low-glycemic foods, and employ delicious, easy-to-fix recipes.

Protect Your Skin from Pollution

Air pollution can penetrate the skin, paving the way for wrinkles, fine lines, mottled pigmentation, and cancer. The plant extract Marrubium vulgare strengthens the skin’s barrier function and reduces DNA damage.

Departments


In The News

Low coronary calcium reduces heart risk; PQQ inhibits fatty liver; omega-3 clears amyloid plaque; vitamin C supports irregular-heartbeat correction; faster cold recovery with zinc lozenges; updated Life Extension® disease protocols.

Superfoods

Almonds

Almonds are packed with plant compounds that can reduce heart disease risk and enable better weight loss.

Healthy Eating

No Excuses Detox

Megan Gilmore wrote No Excuses Detox with easy-to-prepare recipes for people who want to eat a healthy diet but have difficulty achieving that goal.

Author Interview

Catherine Shanahan, MD: Deep Nutrition

In Deep Nutrition, Dr. Catherine Shanahan outlines “the human diet,” based on the four nutritional strategies of consuming fresh foods, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats.

Journal Abstracts