Latest Research

Vitamin D and Vitamin K Team Up to Lower CVD Risk: Part I

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Strong correlations have been noted between cardiovascular diseases and low bone density / osteoporosis—connections so strong that the presence of one type of pathology is considered a likely predictor of the other. This potentially causal relationship has led to the hypothesis …read more

Iodine: the Next Vitamin D? Part II

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Despite the widely held assumption that Americans are iodine-sufficient due to the availability of iodized salt, the U.S. population is actually at high risk for iodine insufficiency. Iodine intake has been decreasing in the U.S. since the early 70s as a …read more

Iodine: the Next Vitamin D? Part I

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Despite the widely held assumption that Americans are iodine-sufficient due to the availability of iodized salt, the U.S. population is actually at high risk for iodine insufficiency. Iodine intake has been decreasing in the U.S. since the early 70s as a …read more

Building Bone: Part II: Strong Bones for Life, Naturally

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Bone is dynamic, living tissue that is constantly being broken down and rebuilt, even in aging adults. Although insufficient dietary calcium and the postmenopausal drop in estrogen have been singled out as the only issues, osteoporosis involves much more than simply …read more

Building Bone: Part I: The Case Against Bisphosphonates

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Although prescribed to 30 million Americans each year, the bisphosphonates, a class of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals for the treatment of numerous disorders affecting bone (including osteoporosis, cancer metastases to bone, hypercalcemia of malignancy, and multiple myeloma), have now been linked to significantly …read more

Omega-3s, ApoE Genotype and Cognitive Decline

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

The most recent statistics indicate that dietary intake of omega-3 PUFA is insufficient in >95% of Americans. Deficits in omega-3s have been shown to contribute to inflammatory signaling, apoptosis, and neuronal dysfunction in all cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. DHA (22:6[n-3]), …read more

Improvements in Nutrition and Lifestyle Increase Telomerase Activity

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Telomeres, the protective DNA–protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, are required for DNA replication and to protect chromosomes from nuclease degradation, end-to-end fusion, and the initiation of cellular senescence. Since telomeres shorten with each cell division, telomere length is a …read more

y-Tocopherol, but Not a-Tocopherol, Improves Anti-Inflammatory; Decreases Adverse Effects of Aspirins

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, are commonly used for pain relief, have consistently been shown to reduce the risk of cancers, and low-dose aspirin is effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk because of its antithrombotic effect. However, the long-term use …read more

Slowing Telomere Attrition and Cellular Senescence—Today: Part II

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Cellular senescence, although protective when triggered in cells that have become cancerous, plays a key pathological role in other age-associated diseases and in so-called "healthy aging." The age-associated increase in cellular senescence has been assumed to result from the cumulative effects …read more

Slowing Telomere Attrition and Cellular Senescence—Today: Part I

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Cellular senescence, although protective when triggered in cells that have become cancerous, plays a key pathological role in other age-associated diseases and in so-called "healthy aging." The age-associated increase in cellular senescence has been assumed to result from the cumulative effects …read more

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Lara Pizzorno is a member of the American Medical Writers Association with 25+ years of experience writing for physicians and the public, Lara is Editor for Longevity Medicine Review as well as Senior Medical Editor for SaluGenecists, Inc. Read more...

Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

John Morgenthaler has been active in the field of nutritional medicine since 1986. Today, John travels the world looking for breakthrough nutraceuticals and anti-aging therapies.  He also continues to publish cutting-edge nutrition and medical science books and periodicals. Read more...

John Morgenthaler, Publisher

John Morgenthaler, Publisher