Author Archives: Life Extension

About Life Extension

Life Extensionists are people who believe in taking advantage of documented scientific therapies to help maintain optimal health and slow aging. The medical literature contains thousands of references on the use of antioxidant vitamins, weight loss supplements, and hormones that have been shown to improve the quality and quantity of life. Life Extensionists attempt to take advantage of this scientific information to enhance their chances of living longer in good health.

Most of Us Will Age Normally

Memory declines as we age, but most people will never experience the severe neuronal loss of dementia. “The Aging, Demographics and Memory Study” on the prevalence of dementia concluded that 13.9 percent of the U.S. population over the age of … Continue reading

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Relax With Holy Basil

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. Roughly 18% of Americans have this condition and many go untreated. It’s actually estimated that about two thirds of those suffering forgo medical treatment. Many are concerned about the side effects associated … Continue reading

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Want to Live Long? Eat like the Japanese

The Japanese are the longest living people in the world and perhaps one of the healthiest. They have one of the lowest rates of obesity globally. And compared to the West, they have lower rates of heart disease as well. Now, it’s not … Continue reading

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What is Osteoporosis And Why You Should Care?

Osteoporosis is a quiet condition that occurs slowly over time as we all get older. It is usually not discovered until we start breaking bones from simple falls or less. All of us are born with thin bones, and as … Continue reading

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Why Hand Washing Could Slow Down an Epidemic

To prevent viral infections, doctors suggest practicing good hand hygiene. In light of the recent corona

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Rise and Shine! The Liver Likes A Cup of Coffee

A roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee summarizes recent information

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Rules for Living Longer

When it comes to age, most everyone desires to hit triple digits — 100 and more. Who wouldn’t want to join the centenarian club? Luckily for seniors living in the 21st century, it’s now easier for you to reach your … Continue reading

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Don’t Deprive Yourself To Get Fit In Fall Season

The fall and winter seasons, combined with the upcoming holidays, mean the re-emergence of those comforting classic dishes: Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and a plethora of pastries. Many of the typical comfort foods are filled with calories and fat, … Continue reading

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Is Your Diet Making You Feel Depressed?

In a society where obesity is so prevalent, it is hard to believe that nutritional deficiencies are fairly common. Simply put, we are overfed but malnourished. There is growing research showing a significant correlation of mental disorders, including depression, anxiety … Continue reading

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Rapamycin May Slow Aging In Human Skin

The “Fountain of Youth” may not be flowing with water, but instead a drug designed for an entirely different purpose, research suggests. A study published in the journal Geroscience has found that rapamycin, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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