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Life Extension Magazine

September 2004

Novel Fiber Limits Sugar Absorption

High-glycemic foods that cause insulin to spike have contributed to an epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Now, a new high-viscosity fiber blend called PGX® helps reduce after-meal insulin surges, lowers LDL and total cholesterol levels, and may help people lose weight.


Magnesium in Hypertension Prevention and Control

Scientific studies show that high blood pressure greatly reduces longevity, yet most doctors and patients ignore this risk until it is too late. Find out how nutrients such as magnesium can help you avoid the life-threatening consequences of hypertension.

Thyroid Deficiency: Preventing a Metabolic Meltdown

Symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and insulin resistance that are associated with degenerative aging often mask hypothyroidism, a deficiency of the thyroid gland. Learn how you can prevent and treat this often overlooked and misdiagnosed malady.

An Innovative New Treatment for Migraine

Migraine headaches have plagued sufferers and puzzled scientists for thousands of years. In a recent study, an innovative new treatment that restores neurohormonal and metabolic integrity showed remarkable results in alleviating migraine.


As We See It

Life Extension’s critics argue that it is not possible to gain control over aging. Yet a look back at how humans died in 1900 and at the astonishing advances in medicine and science since then suggests that both cancer and aging will become controllable diseases long before this century ends.

In The News

Omega-3 fatty acids stabilize atherosclerotic plaques; anti-prostate cancer vaccine shows promise; short-term statin use depletes CoQ10 levels; estrogen implicated in prostate enlargement; antioxidants may protect against hearing loss; fossils record dramatic gain in human longevity; scientists identify gene thought to control aging.

Ask The Doctor

Eric M. Braverman, MD, answers a reader’s question about using nutrients instead of prescription drugs to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

All About Supplements

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a plant compound from cruciferous vegetables, shows effects similar to caloric restriction in extending the life span of autoimmune mice.

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