Juvenon Health Journal

The Mitochondria: The Cell’s Dynamos [INFOGRAPHIC]

What are mitochondria, what are their functions and why are they so important? These tiny cellular structures specialize in energy production, but also play a role in aging, cancer, cell death, and degenerative diseases. Virtually all the energy needed for you to go about your daily life ultimately derives from the mitochondria.

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Featured | Female hands refusing big meat sandwich with ham and cheese | What You Need To Know About Fasting, Starvation Diet, and Caloric Restriction

What You Need To Know About Fasting, Starvation Diet, and Caloric Restriction

Recently, conflicting information has emerged on the topic of fasting, starvation and weight gain. On the one hand, there is the ‘starvation myth’ based on the theory that starving oneself to lose weight can cause weight gain. However, on the other hand, there is now compelling new research showing the beneficial effects of caloric restriction, e.g., weight loss, decreased oxidative stress, inflammation, and increased longevity.

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Featured | Fit senior man exercising at the beach in the morning | What is Catalase: The Longevity Enzyme

What is Catalase: The Longevity Enzyme

A group of investigators recently reported the results of a study demonstrating a 20% increase in life span in animals genetically engineered to produce an excess of the enzyme, catalase. Is there really one enzyme that can enable you to live longer? If so, how does it work? Can you pop it as a pill?

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