Endurance Fitness Training: Keeping The Mitochondria Furnaces Burning

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What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.

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.

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.

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

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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.

What is Catalase: The Longevity Enzyme

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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?