Five experts talk about what they take and offer tips for getting the vitamins and nutrients you need. Timothy Archibald for Newsweek Bruce Ames PROFESSOR, U.C., BERKELEY He takes: Acetyl-carnitine, lipoic acid and a multivitamin Tip: Try to eat well, but take a daily multivitamin for insurance By Jennifer Barrett Newsweek Jan. 16, 2006 issue – If you … Read more
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), more simply known as oxidants, are the widely recognized culprits responsible for the functional decline of the mitochondria during aging (mitochondria are the organelles that power all of our cells, except red blood cells). In a recent animal study, scientists demonstrated that by restricting the caloric content of the diet of … Read more
Juvenon Health Journal Vol. 4 No. 8, August 2005 The authors of a recent study, discussed nearby, seemingly contradict one of the most accepted theories of aging, the Free Radical Theory of Aging, which states that damage from free radicals is the primary cause of aging. The challenge to this theory is implied in the … Read more
DO YOU HAVE TO AGE? HOW SCIENCE IS FINDING WAYS TO HELP YOUR CELLS SAY NO By MARY CARMICHAEL AND JENNIFER BARRETT OZOLS | NEWSWEEK From the magazine issue dated Jan 17, 2005 Though death is still as inevitable as taxes, future generations may age more slowly and live significantly longer. Here are five scientists … Read more
America’s “Attitudes on Aging” Explored in Nationwide Study Orinda, CA – May 25, 2004 – A study released today debunks the common perception that Americans are obsessed with vanity when it comes to aging. The study, commissioned by emerging nutraceutical company, Juvenon, Inc., shows that for two out of three Americans, the leading age-related worry … Read more
Wouldn’t it be nice to wine and dine on mouth-watering, high-fat foods, and still maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, as well as a sharp mind? And maybe live longer as well? Research data indicate this is exactly what the French are able to do. The French are known for their high intake of fatty foods … Read more
Juvenon Health Journal volume 2 number 10 October 2003 By Benjamin V. Treadwell, Ph.D. It’s likely that anyone who pays even passing attention to his or her health is aware that antioxidants are generally good for us. But what are they, really? How do antioxidants work? Are some better than others? WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? Before … Read more
For most of us, vitamins are synonymous with good health. Yet most Americans do not take vitamins. (See Research Update along side this article.) Changing diet affects the need for vitamins, as does age, since older bodies don’t absorb vitamins as well as younger ones. Vitamin D is a good example of the controversy surrounding vitamins.