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life extension

Etymology: AS, lif, life; L, extenere, to stretch out
the process of extending the life span of an individual or population by intervention that promotes better use of preventive medicine and use of established diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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A study described in Experimental Gerontology uncovered a protective effect for higher levels of the vitamin E subfractions gamma tocopherol, beta tocotrienol, and total tocotrienols against the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment.
In a recent co-authored paper in Experimental Gerontology (3) performed at the NIH's National Institute on Aging, we studied the effect of acai pulp on modulating lifespan.
And "at lower temperatures, the body may be more efficient at repairing damaged DNA," speculates Donald Ingram, acting chief of the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Austed, in a 1997 article in the journal Experimental Gerontology, found that "within species, body size is inversely related to longevity.
Investigator in Aging, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging with whom Sirtris signed a CRADA.
Researchers interviewed on 60 MINUTES failed to mention a study published last September in Experimental Gerontology which showed that Longevinex(R) rapidly mimicked the genomic effect of calorie restriction in laboratory mice, an effect that otherwise takes life-long food deprivation to produce.
Wick has written more than 500 research papers, edited six books, and is Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Gerontology.
Witztum has published extensively and has served as Associate Editor of several highly regarded journals, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Journal of Lipid Research and Experimental Gerontology.
According to a mouse study conducted by Longevinex(R), published in the September 2008 issue of Experimental Gerontology [2008 Sept; 43(9):859-66], far more longevity genes were activated in heart tissue by Longevinex (9-fold more) than plain resveratrol, at a dose that was 17-320 times lower than doses used in prior studies.
In the gene array study published in the September 2008 issue of Experimental Gerontology, only Longevinex(R), and not calorie restriction of plain resveratrol, activated the FOXO1 gene.

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