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Life Extension Magazine®


March 2021

Restore Youthful Cell Function via Autophagy

Scientists have identified methods to reduce toxic waste that accumulates inside cells by turning on a natural cleansing process called autophagy.

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Magnesium’s Role in Heart Health

Multiple studies reveal magnesium’s cardio-protective effects. One found that those with the highest magnesium levels had a 44% lower risk of heart failure. More than half of all Americans have low magnesium levels.

Protect Gum Tissue with Beneficial Bacteria

Daily brushing and flossing may not be enough to prevent gum disease. Two probiotics improve gum health and reduce oral plaque.

Brain-Protective Effects of Green Tea

Green tea polyphenols promote the formation of new brain cells and the ability of brain cells to create neural connections. In people who regularly drank green tea, cognitive disorders were found to be 35% lower.

Hidden Dangers of Tattoos

Tattoo inks are often derived from toxic heavy metals that raise the risk of DNA damage. A tattoo may have serious health consequences.


In the News: Cellular Housekeeping

Excess levels of mTOR interfere with a vital cell housecleaning process called autophagy. Fortunately, there are various strategies to suppress excess mTOR and restore more youthful autophagy.

Glucosamine Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Premature Mortality

Glucosamine and chondroitin lower premature mortality risk; omega-3s help improve periodontitis; healthy diet decreases depression risk in adults over 45; ashwagandha enhances sleep, alertness, and quality of life in older adults.

Dr. Joel Kahn tells Why I Recommend CoQ10 For My Patients

Why I Recommend CoQ10 For My Patients

Dr. Joel Kahn tells Life Extension® how coenzyme Q10 helps cardiac patients prevent heart failure, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular issues.

Matthew McConaughey featured article The Art of Catching Greenlights

Matthew McConaughey: The Art of Catching Greenlights

Actor Matthew McConaughey, author of GREENLIGHTS, prioritizes hard work, lifestyle choices, and physical, mental, and emotional health. From caloric restriction and exercise to supplements, his health protocols are still evolving.

This months Super Foods Lupini Beans

Superfoods: Lupini Beans

Lupini beans are packed with protein and digestible plant fiber but low in carbs. Replacing meat with lupini beans improves longevity, cardiovascular disease, and weight management.

Mark Hyman, MD new book Food Fix

Food Fix

In his book Food Fix, Mark Hyman, MD, provides practical solutions for creating healthier individuals, healthier farming practices, and ultimately a healthier planet.

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