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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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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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Rapamycin Anti-Aging Medicine: An Interview with Alan S. Green, M.D.

Rapamycin, a drug used as an immunosuppressant in the treatment of organ transplant patients, may be the most potent life-extension drug currently available, and the practice of rapamycin anti-aging medicine

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Blood Pressure Drugs Extend Lifespan

Common and cheap blood pressure drugs extend lifespan in animals by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. This pathway for life extension is both different from other pathways, such as mTOR or the insulin/IGF-1

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How to Prevent Cancer

Someone recently asked me how to prevent cancer, so here’s my answer. As the subject of cancer is vast, I’ll keep this brief, and concentrate on what are, in my opinion, the most important

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A Case of Lung Cancer Treated with Fish Oil

There’s an inverse relation between consumption of fish and fish oil and the incidence of cancer. Is it possible however to cure cancer with fish oil? Maybe so: here is a report of a case of lung

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How Blood Donations Deplete Iron

A reader asked me a question that stumped me at first, so here’s the question, and my answer as to how blood donations deplete iron. Q: “How is it possible to remove as much or more iron as

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Geroprotectors: Anti-Aging Molecules

Geroprotectors are molecules that have been shown to slow aging and/or extend lifespan in experimental animals. A group of mainly Russian scientists have collaborated on a website that lists all known

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