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Vitamins C and E May Blunt Diabetes-Related Exercise Benefits

May 24th, 2009 No comments

In May 2009, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a small study involving 40 participants conducted by German and American researchers on the effects of antioxidant supplementation with 1000 mg/day of vitamin C and 400 IU per day of vitamin E on the impact of exercise. In particular, the study examined the impact of a combination of exercise and vitamins C and E on insulin sensitivity and other parameters of diabetic illness and as well as endogenous (body-produced) antioxidant defenses include superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase.
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Chromosome Ends and Aging

May 19th, 2009 No comments

If you enjoyed our article Is TA-65 the Means to Immortality? about TA-65 telomerase activation therapy and the involvement of chromosomal telomeres in the aging process, you might also enjoy this video from Professor Elizabeth Blackburn of University of California at San Francisco. She discusses the relationship between telomeres, cell division, and aging-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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Help Kids Avoid Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Less Sugar, More Fiber

May 2nd, 2009 2 comments

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) conducted a 16-week study to see if slightly modifying the diets of Latino teenagers would affect type 2 diabetes risk factors. The findings were reported in the April 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Latino Teens Have High Obesity and Diabetes Risks

The research participants were Latino teenagers because previous research showed almost 40 percent of Mexican American children ages 12 to 19 were found to be overweight or at risk of developing diabetes.

“Latino children are more insulin resistant and thus more likely to develop obesity-related chronic diseases than their white counterparts,” the authors write. “To date, only a few studies have examined the effects of a high-fiber, low-sugar diet on metabolic health in overweight youth, and to our knowledge, none have tested the effects of this type of intervention in a mixed-sex group of Latino youth.”

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Life Extension “Super Bio-Curcumin” on Member Sale

April 6th, 2009 No comments

LifeExtension.com periodically sends out mailings to its members offering special discounts on its products. One of its recent offerings, good until June 1, 2009 for members, is for 50% off its Super Bio-Curcumin product via ordering code CUC901D.

Most of this article describing the health benefits of curcumin applies to any good quality curcumin nutritional supplement. Curcumin is a nutritional supplement that has increasingly strong evidence of being widely useful and is commonly available from many other manufacturers. Sometimes it is sold as “turmeric extract” or a similar name.
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Resveratrol: Pro-Health Anti-Aging Miracle?

February 21st, 2009 No comments

What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a substance found in wine and other products derived from grapes. It also occurs in peanuts, certain berries, some pine trees, and Japanese knotweed.

Researchers increasingly show that resveratrol is responsible for the anti-aging and pro-health impact of certain wines and grape products. Studies have found that it lowers heart disease and blood clotting risks, boosts the immune system, blocks insulin resistance, and impedes the development of obesity.  
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Multiple Sclerosis Risk Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

February 12th, 2009 2 comments

In recent years, multiple studies have shown there is a link between vitamin D deficiency and contracting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disorder that results in the body attacking the myelin sheath that protects nerve cells. Worldwide, more than 2.5 million people have MS.

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