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Posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2003 at 05:55:54:

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VITAMIN E PILL WITH EXERCISE REGIME COULD SLOW AGING

Republished with permission from http://www.NutraIngredients.com,
August 4, 2003

Taking vitamin E along with some regular exercise could help slow
down the aging process and improve health among the elderly, say
researchers in the US. Older men and women, asked to exercise
regularly and take vitamin E supplements, significantly decreased
their levels of a blood marker that signals free radical-induced
oxidative stress, known to contribute to aging and disease, report
nurses in the latest issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

And study participants who did not exercise but still took vitamin E
also showed significant decreases in oxidative stress and blood
pressure, they said. "The results of this study suggest that people
who are over 40 can benefit from regular moderate exercise and
vitamin E to protect against the destructive properties of free
radicals and their effects on our ageing bodies," said James Jessup,
the study's principal investigator and an associate professor at the
University of Florida's College of Nursing.

Researchers have previously shown that antioxidants, such as
beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, could help protect the body
against free radicals, thought to also play a role in the development
of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and several other age-related
diseases. Evidence to support the role of antioxidants in specific
disease outcome is however inconclusive.

Over a two-year period, Jessup and his team studied 59 healthy men
and women, aged 60 to 75, who lived in a community retirement
facility in North Central Florida. They did not take regular
exercise. Half were randomly assigned to a group that exercised
routinely and half to a control group that did not. Participants in
each group were then randomly assigned to take daily vitamin E
supplements or placebos.

All study participants maintained their usual eating habits. Those in
the vitamin E groups took 800 international units of vitamin E, well
over the recommended daily allowance of 30 international units.
Exercise is thought to increase the production of free radicals and
the requirements for dietary antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Both exercise groups completed 16 weeks of supervised endurance
in the fourth and fifth weeks of the regimen.

Free radical damage in the two groups taking vitamin E was cut in
half, reported the researchers, measuring a key byproduct of the
impact of free radicals. Those in the sedentary group taking vitamin
E also showed a significant reduction in their systolic blood
pressure (an average of almost seven points).

The group who exercised and took vitamin E had an average drop of
about 15 points in their systolic blood pressure and about five
points in their diastolic blood pressure, as well as increased
weight loss and significant improvement in resting oxygen uptake, a
measure of cardiovascular fitness and endurance. The sedentary group
not taking vitamin E showed no significant changes.

The two groups taking vitamin E did not differ in their
concentrations of a byproduct of free radical damage, but exercise
produced extra, significant benefits such as weight loss, improved
cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.

However even adults who cannot exercise should take vitamin E because
of its clear benefits to aging and systolic blood pressure, added
Jessup. The study suggests that currently recommended intakes of
vitamin E may not be enough for older adults.

Source: Biological Research for Nursing, Vol 5 Issue 1, July 2003




Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Steve on August 19, 2003 at 07:40:57:

In Reply to: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2003 at 05:55:54:

Walt, Maybe if they threw in eating right and laying off the alcohol they mite live even longer..Silver Fox!



Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Jon on August 19, 2003 at 14:18:09:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Steve on August 19, 2003 at 07:40:57:

One to two drinks a day, significantly reduces risk of heart disease.



Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2003 at 14:32:43:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Jon on August 19, 2003 at 14:18:09:

Everything in moderation, Jon.

Walt

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Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2003 at 14:34:06:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Steve on August 19, 2003 at 07:40:57:

Thanks, Steve.

Actually everything recommended on this BB will help not only extend life but enrich the life one has to live.

Walt

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Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Vince F on August 20, 2003 at 12:47:25:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Jon on August 19, 2003 at 14:18:09:

I live by what my 104 yr old grandfather did who when he
wanted to drink, he drank. When he didn't, he didn't. My
dad went by the current thinking and didn't live as long
and may have hurt himself doing things that weren't for him.



Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Nita on August 20, 2003 at 15:49:23:

In Reply to: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2003 at 05:55:54:

My mother has taken a vitamin E since she was 50 and she is now almost 79. She doesn't look it. She raised 4 children and many grandchildren. She has a garden every year, gets up early and goes to bed around 11:00pm. She has done this all her life but swears by vitamin E. Her skin is still very pretty with few wrinkles.



Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Miss Bliss on August 20, 2003 at 20:21:09:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Vince F on August 20, 2003 at 12:47:25:

Vince

I think that since the days of your grandfather, our health in THIS generation has declined a lot.

If I was to do what my grandfather did, that is, drink excesssively (he was an alcholic), smoke excessively, I would probably be in a very bad shape. I am doing as much as I can at the moment for my health. OK, not as good as I could be as far as discplining myself, but I am making a good effort.

I dont think you can compare our health and bodies now to the days of your grandfather,and if I remember correctly you are in your late 50s, early 60s. Their quality of food, environment, less chemical exposure, less drug exposure, air quality was much better than the world we currently live in.

When I did all the things I wanted to do, that is, eat junk food, drink alcohol, (never smoked, or did drugs), let myself get stressed to the max, I didnt do well. My health declined quickly. Now since doing the RIGHT things for my body, its healing herself. My energy is coming back so that I am starting to feel like a woman in her early thirties, like I should I still ahve some bad days, but I know that I can overcome them with knowing what is good for my body, and what it can handle.

Yes, there are those that can eat anything they like, drink, smoke etc, but I do believe that one day it will catch up with them, or maybe they will just be lucky. I am not so lucky, and have to work at my health. Thats ok, I accept, as I Know I am in control of it to a certain extent.
There are those much worse off than I am, and I keep that in the back of my mind.

I dont think you can class everyone in the same category, Vince.

*~ BLISS ~*



Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging.

Posted by Vince F on August 21, 2003 at 02:23:28:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Miss Bliss on August 20, 2003 at 20:21:09:

Bliss, that's what I'm saying. Everyone is not the same so
what is supposed to be good, isn't always. I think some
people at least, need different things or more or less of
some. I don't think we are going to stop seeing people who
live past 100 and the life expectancy is a Lot higher than
when my grandfather was born and he didn't watch what he
ate, smoked, or drank and lived longer than all his
younger brothers and might have set a record at the way he
was going.

I never ate many veggies but I ate the ones I liked and
fruit stoped agreeing with me at a young age unless cooked
and untill my injury I felt, functioned, and tested half
my age and even after my injury I tested better than
anyone had tested and that included healthy people. I found
out over time that the veggies I did eat were very good,
for me at least, a legume and yellow veggie, peas and corn
form a complete protein and they are the ones I eat most
of the time and others rarely and very few.

I smoke and never drank any water except 1-2 days a year
when the temps and my activity made it the only thing I
wanted to and the temps seemed to be the difference since
I was active to a fault and would make simple jobs harder
to get a workout which others couldn't understand and
friends have told me they get tired just watching me even
now when I have a good day. They tell me I should get Others
to do the things I do and some don't know I'm disabled since
they only see me when I am able to do things and even with
my limits I refuse to get others to do what I used to since
I Always have to redo it the way I want or it Should be
done and pay for it. Right now i have 2 broken windows, a
leaky roof, car problems and severly matted hounds but I
want to fix them myself and will eventually when they become
real problems.

I am having a good day today and it might be the beef I
ate which I have shyed away from for a few reasons. One is
that they dye spoiled beef around here and though I don't
have all the food sensitivities I used to from my injury I
Do have them to Bad foods.

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Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 21, 2003 at 08:19:38:

In Reply to: Re: Aging IS mutable. (SISITYSO?) Archive in aging. posted by Nita on August 20, 2003 at 15:49:23:

Thanks, Nita.

Walt

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