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What supplements can help you live longer?

By Edited Oct 17, 2016 0 0

Who doesn't want to live longer? If somebody offered a magic pill, an antiaging supplement that could add years to life expectancy, everybody would want to know more. Well it seems like there are many magic pills available. Here are some antiaging health options that are receiving attention. Supplement means to add-to. You can supplement your body's intake of desired items through food selection as well as packaged supplements.

Birth control pills help women live longer - A British study that looked into possible health risks with the pill, found that women who take birth controls are less likely to die of cancer and health disease and consequently live longer. The study, which ran for nearly 40 years, followed 46,000 women in the largest study of its kind. Known as the Royal College of General Practitioners Oral Contraception Study, show that over the longer term, women who take the pill have greater life expectancy than those who don't.

Calcium may help you to live longer - Swedish scientists published a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology, titled: "Dietary Calcium and Magnesium Intake and Mortality: A Prospective Study of Men." The men who consumed the most calcium in their food, showed a 25% better life expectancy, than the men who received less calcium in their diet. None of the men were taking calcium supplements. This is consistent with previous research that suggested that men and women benefit show lower mortality with higher calcium intake. While the US recommended dietary allowance for men is 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams, depending on age, the study showed that men taking 2,000 milligrams per day finished in the top third. The authors said that, "Intake of calcium above that recommended daily may reduce all-cause mortality."

Vitamin D for strong bones and reduced cardiovascular disease - Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, MD, director of cardiovascular research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute says that "… our findings show that vitamin D could have far greater implications in the treatment and reduction of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions than we previously thought." Studies also suggest that Vitamin D may help resists some forms of cancer. Since sun exposure may not be enough, Vitamin D supplements may be indicated.

Coenzyme Q10 as a life extender - CoQ10 is needed for basic cell function and is produced naturally in the body. The Mayo Clinic online says that: "… CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Some prescription drugs may also lower CoQ10 levels." CoQ10 is available in nuts, meat, fish and poultry as well as nuts, canola and soybean oils.

What would living longer mean to you? In fact, how old is old?



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