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Life Extension Magazine

January 2006

Life Extension’s Visionary Plan to Conquer Aging and Death

In 2005, Life Extension funded more than $6 million of groundbreaking research into therapies that aim to radically extend the healthy human life span. Here we survey the astounding progress made to date, in areas ranging from mimicking the favorable gene-expression changes seen in caloric restriction to protecting against cellular death and destructive processes using hypothermia and vitrification.


How Theanine Relaxes and Rejuvenates

An amino acid found in green tea, theanine may be responsible for tea’s unique relaxing and rejuvenating effects. New research suggests theanine improves sleep and mood, supports liver health, and helps in maintaining a healthy weight.

Guard Against Estrogen-Induced Cancers

An extract from cruciferous vegetables called I3C has long been known to favorably modulate estrogen and potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers. Botanists have developed enhanced vegetable concentrates that provide more diverse natural protection against breast, prostate, and other hormone-induced cancers.

Carnosine Shields Against Glycation

Glycation, the linking of proteins and sugars in the body, accelerates aging and may induce the onset of killers such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease. Find out how to shield your body against disabling and deadly glycation reactions.

Male Osteoporosis: A Hidden Epidemic

The growing epidemic of male osteoporosis and its potentially lethal complications has been mostly ignored by doctors, insurers, and the public. Learn how osteoporosis differs in men, and steps you can take today to guard against this crippling disease.


In The News

Red and processed meats tied to pancreatic cancer; curcumin may impede breast cancer metastasis; processed foods increase prostate cancer risk; Feds revise potassium iodide guidelines; huperzine A promotes nerve cell growth; improving diet, lifestyle slows prostate cancer; omega-3s protect against dry eye syndrome.

As We See It

As We See It

Vegetarian diets have many health benefits, yet vegetarians do not live much longer on average than meat eaters. Research suggests health-conscious people who avoid meat are often deficient in a critical nutrient that causes excess glycation to occur in their bodies, thereby accelerating age-related disease.


Wellness Profile

In his new book The Miami Mediterranean Diet, cardiologist Michael Ozner, MD, adapts the traditional Mediterranean diet to the modern American lifestyle.

All About Supplements

All About Supplements

The amino acid glutamine helps preserve muscle mass while bolstering immune, vascular, and gastrointestinal health.

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