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Life Extension Magazine

January 2017

Launch Interactive Issue

Natural Prevention Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Those who sit more than four hours a day have a 48% increased risk of potentially lethal blood clots, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A human study found that those taking a dual plant extract experienced zero cases of deep vein thrombosis. This and other data underscore a remarkable opportunity to protect against a leading cause of disability and death in adults, which is an abnormal clot that forms inside a blood vessel.


Kill Dangerous Bacteria In Your Intestines

Probiotics have become enormously popular supplements. When bacteria-killing phages were added to probiotics in the animal model, there was a 40-100-fold increase in beneficial intestinal flora with huge reductions pathogenic E.coli. Combining probiotics with phages may represent a new standard of intestinal balance.

Cancer Protective Vegetable Extract

Apigenin is a polyphenol found in vegetables such as parsley and celery. Data shows that apigenin can effectively starve cancer cells, guard DNA against toxins, and block malignant cell propagation.

Achieving Optimal Selenium Status

Selenium has long demonstrated cancer prevention potential, but controversy exists over what are ideal forms of this mineral. A continuous stream of data reveals how different selenium compounds exert their own unique effects in impeding malignant transformation.

Quercetin Blocks Damaging Effects Of Pesticides

Pesticides are absorbed through our air, food, and water. These chemicals can lead to neurodegeneration, cancer, and other disorders. Researchers have found that the flavonoid quercetin offers protection against some of the dangers inflicted by pesticides.

Research Update: PQQ Reduces Arthritis Inflammation

PQQ, or pyrroloquinoline quinone, can improve heart and brain health, and possibly slow the progression of aging. Researchers have found that PQQ has potential to decelerate the deterioration of joints in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, exerting a protective effect in the joints.

Metformin Reduces The Incidence Of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Scientists have discovered persuasive data that the AMPK-activating drug metformin may help protect against glaucoma. Life Extension® encourages those at risk to speak to their doctor about these new findings.


As We See It

Greatest Threat To Longevity

According to the Surgeon General, deep vein thrombosis may cause up to 180,000 deaths each year. Those who spend time sitting are at the highest risk. Researchers have developed a nondrug approach for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis, utilizing two natural compounds that drastically reduce platelet aggregation-and fibrin-induced clots.

In the News

Vitamin D shortens hospital stays; omega-3 reverses heart damage; drug doubles melanoma survival time; and taurine and magnesium inhibit cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Eating

Raw Recipes for a Modern Vegetarian Lifestyle

Solla Eiríksdóttir is a celebrity chef in her native Iceland, famed for her TV shows and four restaurants which cater to fans of vegan and vegetarian dishes and raw food. She has published five cookbooks in Iceland, but Raw: Recipes for a Modern Vegetarian Lifestyle is her first cookbook in English.

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