The Defy Aging Newsletter

Anti-aging psychology, holistic health, and wellness

a biweekly e-mail newsletter for helping you think, feel, look, and be more youthful and live with purpose.

Number 146

This issue:

Anti-Aging Research--Part 1


The anti-aging cavalry is on the way. Take care of yourself now so you can benefit from coming scientific advances.


Satchel Paige said, "If I had known I would live so long I would have taken better care of myself." I don't want you someday saying, "If I had known how much help science would offer, I would have taken better care of myself." Wellness (prevention) and healthcare (treatment) advances are coming at an exponential pace. The healthier you keep your body now, the more you can benefit from the advances.

In June, 2006 University of Wisconsin researchers reported on how sirtuins, a family of enzymes, orchestrate many enzymes involved in metabolic processes and can play a major role is slowing the aging process. The report in the June Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discussed how sirtuins may also help treat metabolic disorders such as diabetes and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Elevated levels of sirtuins slow degeneration in damaged nerve cells and impact aspects of metabolism responsible for insulin secretion. One substance that activates sirtuins is reservatrol, the anti-oxidant found in red grapes and red wine.

Rare diseases often muster little interest from pharmaceutical companies as there is not much profit in them. With effects on aging, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many other diseases, the pharmaceutical companies are very interested in sirtuins.

Research on sirtuins is just one of many exciting research developments.


If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

~Albert Einstein


Enough research will tend to support your theory.

~Murphy's Law of Research

Anyone who makes a significant contribution to any field of endeavor, and stays in that field long enough, becomes an obstruction to its progress–in direct proportion to the importance of their original contribution.

~Jones's First Law of Research

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