Anti-Aging: Defying the Odds with Cenegenics Age Management Medicine

0 2 March 2018

Andropause the Clock on Healthy Aging

Would you like to wake up in the morning with energy and enthusiasm, with all your faculties intact, able to take care of yourself physically and free of any major aches, pains and disabilities? Does aging gracefully without repeated hot flashes and other hormonal imbalance symptoms sound like the way you want to retire? Would you like to live well into your nineties, with everything working right, feeling basically happy, content, fulfilled, and healthy? Of course you would. Who wouldn’t? And the thing of it is, it’s completely possible due to an emerging medical specialty known as age management medicine. The undisputed leader in this field is Cenegenics —the oldest, largest, and most respected age management and anti-aging clinic in the country. It’s also the most effective. I should know. I’ve been a patient on the program for almost 20 years, and their anti-aging treatments have changed my life. I have boundless energy. I’m enthusiastic. I love life. I wake up without an alarm clock. I play tennis six days a

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0 2 March 2018

August 2017 – By Scott Franklin Loss of mitochondrial function contributes to aging throughout the body. Mitochondrial decline opens the door to age-related diseases such as neurodegeneration, diabetes, and obesity.1-12 In a discovery published in 2017, scientists found that the natural hormone melatonin works in a unique way to combat mitochondrial dysfunction.13 A contributor to mitochondrial dysfunction is the opening of a hole in the mitochondrial inner membrane that decreases their ability to produce energy. Preventing or closing this hole is a key to preserving youthful mitochondrial function. Up until recently, there were no drugs able to do so permanently. This landmark 2017 study reveals that melatonin helps maintain normal levels of an enzyme whose job is to plug that hole.13 By preserving mitochondrial function, melatonin exerts a highly targeted and specific action on a fundamental cause of aging.

Mitochondria and Aging

Melatonin

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0 26 May 2017

Ever since high school, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky has blurred the line between jock and nerd. After working out every morning and doing 200 push-ups, he runs three miles to his lab at McMaster University in Ontario. When he was younger, Tarnopolsky dreamed of becoming a gym teacher. But now, in his backup career as a genetic metabolic neurologist, he’s determined to prove that exercise can be used as medicine for even the sickest patients.   Read full article on Time.com.

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0 3 February 2017

image003 (1)         Marchand at 105, still setting (creating) records.AP Photo/Thibault Camus                                                                           Here’s where Marchand broke his own record in January of 2014.AP Photo/Thibault Camus Many people take it as a given that after a certain point in our lives, we lose strength. Sure, if you never ran until your 40th birthday and then trained for a marathon over the next few years, you might be more fit at 45 than you were at 25. But if you’re functioning at more or less peak fitness at 50, there’s no way you’ll be stronger or faster at 60, right? And that seems like it should be even more true as you get older — as we age, we lose both muscle and aerobic capacity, right? In general, that’s true. But it doesn’t have to be, as now 105-year-old French cyclist Robert Marchand shows. Marchand’s case, documented in a report

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0 30 November 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Adults with fasting glucose concentrations as low as 100 mg/dL or hemoglobin A1c levels of 5.7% could face increased risk for cardiovascular events, a BMJ meta-analysis finds. Researchers examined data on 1.6 million adults from 53 prospective cohort studies that measured blood glucose at baseline and reported on cardiovascular outcomes over a median 9.5 years’ foll

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0 28 November 2016

With all the conflicting reports about testosterone replacement, it is nearly impossible for the average person to sift through all the studies and opinions to make an informed decision. A consensus statement published in the prestigious Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Fundamental Concepts Regarding Testosterone Deficiency and Treatment: International Expert Consensus Resolutions, should help clarify the issues. Among the resolutions unanimously approved by the panel of experts were the following:

  • Testosterone (TD) deficiency is a well-established, clinically significant medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • The evidence does not support increased risks of cardiovascular events with T therapy.
  • The evidence does not support increased risk of prostate cancer with T therapy.
  • The evidence supports a major research initiative to explore possible benefits of T therapy for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes.

The panel went on to state that no specific testosterone blood level

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0 20 May 2016

Adopting a healthy lifestyle could avert at least a quarter of cancers and half of cancer-related deaths, suggests a JAMA Oncology study. Researchers studied 28,000 healthcare professionals who met four healthy lifestyle criteria: never or past smoking, moderate or no alcohol consumption, BMI of 18.5-27.4, and regular physical activity. These participants were compared with over 100,000 participants who didn’t meet all four criteria.

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0 16 May 2016

  Read about the results of this important study between the supposed link between TRT and prostate cancer risk.  SAN DIEGO — Examination of a national health database failed to find a relationship between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and prostate cancer risk. In fact, over the long term, a reduction in the risk of aggressive prostate cancer was observed in men treated with TRT, similar to previous observations. The analysis uncovered a halving of the risk of aggressive prostate cancer with TRT when used for more than 1 year compared with controls. The findings were presented by Stacy Loeb, MD, from the New York University Langone Cancer Center, New York City, at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Urological Association. The study population consisted of 38,570 prostate cancer cases diagnosed between 2009 and 2012 from the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden. Serving as controls were 192,838 men matched on birth year and place of residence. These databases were linked to the Prescribed Drug Register of Sweden, which allowed the researchers to obtain information on the type, dose, and duration of TRT. Of the 38,570 prostate cancer cases, 284 had used testosterone at some point before their prostate cancer diagnosis. Of the men with prostate cancer, 59% had favorable disease and 38% had aggressive disease. Of the 192,838 con

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0 27 April 2016

Large-scale dietary intake surveys from North America have shown that many vitamins and essential minerals are underconsumed by the general population relative to recommended levels. People with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for these and other micronutrient shortfalls. Older adults, persons in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and persons taking certain medications have increased or otherwise unique nutritional needs that require clinical consideration. Lifestyle choices and behaviors such as alcohol abuse and adherence to certain diets (eg, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free) also can increase the risk for dietary gaps. Dietary supplementation might be necessary for some patients to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and minerals. A daily multivitamin along with dietary counseling is a practical and effective strategy to address dietary gaps in at-risk populations. Read the complete article here

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