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Metformin: A True Anti-Aging Drug

Metformin Reduces Age-Related Diseases. Metformin (brand name Glucophage) is the most commonly prescribed drug in the world for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  Because metformin effectively lowers both blood glucose and blood insulin levels, it also reduces the risk to many other chronic degenerative diseases. Consequently, in addition to its use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, metformin is now becoming recognized as a therapy to slow down aging. 

In 2016 the FDA made an unprecedented…

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What a fabulous role model: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea

This man epitomizes my values and philosophy about diet, exercise and healthy aging. At age 93, Charles Eugster still engages in intense physical activity with weight lifting and rowing. His message in this TED talk is totally inspirational and inspiring. His message: eat healthy, engage in some form of intense physical exercise on a regular basis...and keep working. He says that retirement accelerates aging. It is important to have a project, goal(s) or profession in life that you are...

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Coenzyme Q10: My Favorite Life Extension Nutrient (Doubles Lifespan In Mice)

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a critical fat-soluble antioxidant that is made in every cell of the body. In addition to being an antioxidant, CoQ10 is also required for energy production in all cells. The point that I want to emphasize is coenzyme Q10's ability to slow down the aging process in humans.

All human cells contain mitochondria which are often described as “cellular power plants” because they produce an estimated 95% of our cellular energy. Coenzyme Q10 is required for energy...

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