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Life Extension Magazine

December 2008


When Life Extension first recommended that aging men restore testosterone to youthful levels, a firestorm of criticism erupted. The medical establishment proclaimed that men risked terrible fates by interfering with the natural decline in testosterone secretion. A new book assembled by experts at Harvard University validates testosterone’s anti-aging effects and reveals that men with low testosterone may be at greater risk of prostate cancer.


Natural Methods to Improve Vitality, Sexual Function, and Prostate Health

Testosterone drug therapy has gained enormous popularity in recent years. This requires a man to find a doctor willing to prescribe testosterone that is then applied to the skin as a cream each day. Alternatively, some men can boost free testosterone and reverse symptoms of testosterone deficit using specific
hormone-modulating plant extracts.

Preventing Macular Degeneration A New Theory

Nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin help prevent macular degeneration. But can more be done to protect against this blinding epidemic? A famous eye surgeon reveals how restoring natural hormones that decline with age can retard and possibly reverse the progression of macular degeneration.

Destroying the Myth About Testosterone Replacement and Prostate Cancer

Contrary to the notion that restoring testosterone is somehow risky, Harvard-based Abraham Morgentaler, MD, meticulously shows an increased risk of prostate cancer-positive biopsies in aging men with low testosterone. These same data about the dangers of low testosterone were long ago uncovered by the Life Extension Foundation.

Metabolic Danger of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

America’s increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup over the past few decades has been mirrored by an alarming rise in diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Learn how this dangerous sweetener, so ubiquitous in the Western diet, can create health problems throughout your body.


In The News

Vitamin D may lower the risk of multiple sclerosis; Boswellia improves pain in osteoarthritis; sleep loss increases inflammatory disorders; quercetin helps fight flu; green tea helps control blood sugar; flaxseed reduces symptoms of BPH;
omega-3s effective adjunct for perinatal depression; lack of vitamin D raises hip-fracture risk; goji juice enhances energy; broccoli beneficial in reversing diabetic heart damage; vitamin B12 slows brain shrinkage; low EPA levels linked with greater mortality in elderly; curcumin offers relief for cold sore sufferers; berries protect against cancer; disability not inevitable by living longer; high use of complementary medicine among cancer survivors.


Super Foods

Barley is an underused source of phytochemicals, fiber, and minerals. This multifaceted grain can help stabilize blood glucose as well as protect against heart disease and cancer.

Wellness Profile

Wellness Profile

Noted psychiatrist, Dr. James Gordon, believes that antidepressants are not the optimal treatment for the vast majority of people suffering from depression. In his new book, Unstuck, he unveils an integrative approach using proven, non-toxic therapies.

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