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Life Extension Magazine

December 2015

Launch Interactive Issue


Block Deadly Effects Of After Meal Blood Sugar

Blood sugar levels surge after most meals, creating advanced glycation end products that accelerate aging processes. A fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 called benfotiamine can impede glycation reactions, thus helping to protect against this destructive mechanism of elevated glucose.

Cancer Risks Of CT Scans

The National Cancer Institute researchers estimate that the 72 million CT scans performed annually will result in about 29,000 future cancer cases each year! Up to 44% of these CT scans may be medically unnecessary. Nutrients used by health-conscious individuals may afford some protection, but avoiding unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting medical diagnostics is the first line of defense.

Chlorophyllin Protects Against Environmental Toxins

Every year, over 4 billion pounds of toxic, untested chemicals are released into the environment, many of which are known carcinogens. These chemicals surround us in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Overcooked foods create similar mutagenic compounds. Chlorophyllin is a water-soluble form of chlorophyll that has been shown to neutralize toxic compounds and protect cellular DNA against mutations that can lead to cancer.

The 2015 American Society For Nutrition Conference

Amid conflicting media reports, Ben Best reports on a scientific conference he attended where world experts describe the effects of the ketogenic diet, dietary sugar, dietary starch, dietary fat, weight-loss strategies, muscle loss in the elderly, and more. He provides his personal interpretation and recommendation for each.


As We See It

Consumer Reports Discovers Dangers Of CT Scans And X-Rays

CT scans emit high amounts of ionizing radiation that damage DNA and create mutations that can lead to cancer. Life Extension® long ago cautioned against unnecessary X-ray exposure, but these early warnings were largely ignored. In 2015, Consumer Reports magazine published their own expose on radiation-emitting imaging procedures and the number of excess cancers they cause.

In The News

NSAIDs damage kidneys; vitamin D linked to fewer polyps; metformin with aspirin inhibits cancer; calorie restriction blocks aging diseases; nutrients slow thymus aging; vitamin D prevents elderly falls; coffee lowers cardiovascular risk; metformin inhibits breast cancer, and more.

Ask The Doctor

Manage Chronic Pain With Natural Therapies

Dr. Chris Kleronomos takes a highly comprehensive approach to pain management. He explains how natural medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, psychology, diet, biofeedback, functional nutrition, and other therapies can safely alleviate pain without addictive drugs.


Walnuts: Abundant Disease Prevention Benefits

Unlike most nuts, walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fats, including beneficial omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Exciting research shows walnuts can protect against cancers, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, oxidative damage, and microbiomic and metabolic disorders.

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