LivingFuel HealthAlert: New Study – Vitamin Combo May Delay Aging

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Posted on 2nd March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and herbals may delay the major aspects of the aging process and extend lifespan by 10 per cent, according to a new study from Canada.

Mice fed a supplement containing 30 dietary ingredients did not experience a 50 per cent loss in daily movement like other non-supplemented animals, according to findings published in the current issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Researchers say the benefits were linked to increases in the activity of mitochondria, the power plants of the cells, as well as by reducing levels of free radicals produced by the mitochondria.

Lead researcher David Rollo of McMaster University said these findings could help people live better longer.

“This study obtained a truly remarkable extension of physical function in old mice, far greater than the respectable extension of longevity that we previously documented. This holds great promise for extending the quality of life of ‘health span’ of humans,” Rollo added.

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LivingFuel HealthAlert: Saving Physiques From Muscle Loss

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Posted on 19th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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(UPI) A U.S. researcher says future generations may slow sarcopenia — muscle loss due to aging. Study leader Holly Van Remmen of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found muscle cells die when oxidative stress impairs the cells’ energy centers — mitochondria. Understanding how to help mitochondria function may lead to new treatments for muscle disorders, Van Remmen says.

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LivingFuel SuperHealth: How do we Optimize Mitochondrial Function?

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Posted on 12th February 2010 by admin in Super Health

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Those who exercise have more mitochondria in their cells. One of the main reasons people have less energy as they age is that the number of mitochondria in the cells and their efficiency decreases five to eight percent per decade. The good news is that, even in older people, the more you exercise the more mitochondria you have and the better they work.

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