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Life Extension Magazine

April 2019

Restore Youthful Skin Collagen

Oral ingestion of collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid has been shown to improve skin elasticity and hydration while reducing eye wrinkle depth by 20%. These skin-renewing nutrients are available as chewable gummies.

Reports

Lipoic Acid and Healthy Weight Loss

More than 70% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Supplementing with lipoic acid reduces some of the physiological risks of obesity, aids in weight loss, improves metabolism, and lowers inflammation.

Pomegranate and Cancer

Compounds found in pomegranate have been shown to help prevent the development and spread of malignant cells in lab studies. While more research is needed, these findings indicate additional benefits from pomegranate that extend beyond heart health.

Vitamin D Improves Vascular Function

Low levels of vitamin D can lead to arterial stiffness, which contributes to heart failure, high blood pressure, and strokes. Human studies show that vitamin D reduces arterial stiffness and blood pressure, directly reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Magnesium Deficit and Hypertension

In the U.S., more than 63% of people do not ingest enough magnesium to meet minimum daily requirements. New research shows how insufficient magnesium intake contributes to the hypertension epidemic afflicting aging adults.

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As We See It

How to Accelerate Skin Aging

Exposure to cigarette smoke and ultraviolet radiation degrades the collagen needed to support young-looking skin. Aging itself causes gradual collagen wasting, resulting in outer wrinkling. Maturing individuals may have only half the skin collagen they did at age 18. There are several validated ways to maintain and restore collagen, which is critical for underlying skin support.


In The News

High levels of specific nutrients lead to healthy brain aging; postmenopausal breast cancer is linked to low vitamin D levels; how old you feel impacts health and longevity; and more.

Healthy Eating

Culinary Traditions and Recipes from Turkey

Turkey sits at the crossroad of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The Turkish Cookbook offers a culinary tour of this diverse, healthy cuisine. Here, we provide a selection of 4 tempting recipes.

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