Acetyl-L-Carnitine: The Lesser Known Cousin

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Structurally, the difference between the acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) and L-carnitine (LC) is that ALC is an LC molecule that also contains an attached acetic acid group. This structural difference is small, but it produces a considerable difference in the biochemical properties of the molecule and, consequently, in its effects on metabolism.

The Newest Theory of Aging: Inflammaging

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Cracking the code on aging remains one of the biggest challenges in science today. As recently as a decade ago, the general aging theory focused on the oxidative stress model. Basically, the idea was that aging is due to the sustained accumulation of cellular damage and a lifetime of reactive oxygen species and free radicals coursing through our veins.

Beyond Diet And Exercise: Controlling Blood Sugar

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According to the recently published National Diabetes Report, over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That’s nearly 10% of the population. Perhaps more disconcerting is that nearly 30% of those folks go undiagnosed, unaware that they even have the disease. All told, adult type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.

Is Obesity Caused By Impaired Mitochondrial Function?

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In last month’s Juvenon Health Journal, we discussed a recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health that identified the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality. Smoking tops Harvard’s list of preventable risk factors with high blood pressure and obesity closely following.