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An Aging Mechanism you can minimize easily – Glycation!

January 15, 2006

An Aging Mechanism you can minimize easily – Glycation!

Today I loaded an article from Life Extension Foundation titled “How Carnosine Protects Against Age-Related Disease”. If you are not aware of this important reason we get disabled as we grow older, this is an absolutely ‘must read’ for you. It is under the ‘Anti-aging’ category – click on the Red category name and you will see the articles under that heading, click the article title and read it.

Glycation is why diabetics lose their retinas and feet to circulation problems and neuropathy as a result of high blood sugar. This article presents the mechanism by which this damage happens over time and ways to reduce its rate. Basically,high blood sugar creates crosslinks that bond sugar molecules to proteins, thereby altering their function. Your can’t stop it, but you can slow it. There is no way to reverse the damage yet, but a company called Alteon has been working for years on a drug that would change the world drastically if it indeed could reverse this crosslinking.

In the meantime the best approach is to eat in ways that keep blood sugar low and even. So much for the junk food!

Good Living – Frank

Frank Wilhelmi

Frank Wilhelmi

Frank Wilhelmi – Retired/consultant electronic engineer researches and reports practical strategies for optimizing health and fitness into advanced age. “I have a passion for living life to the fullest, and helping others to do the same.” A rapidly growing body of knowledge now enables us to extend our health and fitness decades beyond popular expectations.

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