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Aspirin, a Life Extension Drug

One of the most commonly used over-the-counter drugs, aspirin, has considerable potential as a life extension drug. While this has been known for awhile, at least in theory, some recent research adds support. Aspirin

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Non-Aspirin NSAIDS Can Cause Heart Attacks

Not long ago, the FDA issued a warning that non-aspirin NSAIDs such as ibuprofen could cause heart attacks and strokes. Does this mean that we should never take these drugs, and how serious is the harm

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Aspirin Prevents Lung Cancer

We’ve previously seen that low-dose aspirin use prevents cancer, and does so by a number of mechanisms, such as iron chelation and AMPK activation. For this brief report, I want to note also that

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Aspirin, Salicylate, and Cancer

Following are some thoughts on aspirin, salicylate, and cancer. Executive Summary: Aspirin prevents cancer Aspirin has two modes of action, due to acetylation and salicylate Salicylate prevents cancer

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Aspirin Dramatically Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

Aspirin is perhaps the most underrated and cheapest life-extension drug currently available. It increases lifespan in mice and prevents heart attacks and cancer. A new study in the International Journal

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Aspirin risks vs benefits and the decline of cancer

Awhile back I wrote a comprehensive article on aspirin and how it works, and discussed scenarios of risks and benefits. This post aims to add a few details to the case for aspirin. Benefits vs harms of

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Aspirin as an anti-aging drug

In my book, Stop the Clock: The Optimal Anti-Aging Strategy, I discussed how aspirin has the potential to be a true anti-aging drug. But I also emphasized that aspirin comes with the risk of major bleeding,

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Aspirin increases lifespan

In the last post, we discussed a multi-ingredient supplement that increased lifespan in mice. Interestingly (at least to me), one of the ingredients was acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. Turns out there’s

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Daily Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk

NYT: Taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading, according to two new studies published on Tuesday. The studies, led by Dr. Peter M. Rothwell,

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Your Life Expectancy May Be Greater Than You Think

Your life expectancy may be greater than you think, among the reasons the fact that you read this website. And that’s not only or even mainly because of the information I’ve written about –

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Can a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Prevent or Treat Cancer?

Several lines of evidence point to the idea that restricting dietary carbohydrates may have beneficial effects in the prevention or treatment of cancer. Cell cultures Scientists often grow human or animal

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Will Viagra and Cialis Extend Lifespan?

Viagra and Cialis, and a third, lesser known drug, Levitra, are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Use of these drugs is associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, and can be used as therapeutics

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Below are the categories for articles that I’ve written. As the website has grown, it’s become more difficult to search out areas of particular interest, so use these categories to find the

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What an Amish Mutation Can Tell Us About Long Life

A new study found that people with a relatively rare mutation live longer than those without it. The mutation was found among the Amish people in Indiana, and what this mutation does says a lot about what

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The Current Prospects of Extending Lifespan

I’ve written extensively on anti-aging and life extension, and I’ve put into practice many of the methods I’ve written about. Yet, what are the current prospects of extending lifespan?

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Vegetable Oils Promote Aging

Wrapping up a series of articles on how industrial seed oils, aka vegetable oils, endanger health and promote male infertility, this article will show how vegetable oils promote aging. Mitochondria and

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Why Ray Kurzweil’s Supplement Stack Is the Wrong Approach to Anti-Aging

Ray Kurzweil (b. 1948), is a noted computer scientist, futurist, and author of a number of books, most notably The Singularity Is Near, in which he states his case for a scenario of the future so technologically

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Anti-Aging Technology Hype and Reality

Many newly formed companies and ventures are in a race to find and develop anti-aging technologies, for whoever figures out how to substantially extend human lifespan can make a fortune. But it appears

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