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Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol
Date:1/25/2009

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A red wine resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pill is edging closer to being confirmed as an anti-aging pill as researchers at LifeGen Technologies in Madison, Wisconsin, who were recently interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES, reported this past September that Longevinex(R), a patent-applied-for nutriceutical matrix, activates 9-fold more longevity genes than plain resveratrol at a far lower dose than previously reported.

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Resveratrol, a molecule found in red wine, has been touted as a molecular mimic of a calorie restricted diet, an intervention that has been shown to nearly double the lifespan of all forms of life when caloric intake is cut in half. Food deprivation is not expected to be adopted by the masses, but a pill that may stave off aging would certainly be welcomed.

"It takes life-long adherence to a limited-calorie diet to activate as many genes as Longevinex(R) did in just a short time. This is the first time any technology has been shown to significantly alter more genes than calorie restriction," says Bill Sardi, spokesperson for Longevinex(R).

A calorie restricted diet affected 198 genes, plain resveratrol 225 genes, the Longevinex(R) nutriceutical matrix 1711 genes, in mouse heart tissue.* The notion that mega-dose resveratrol would be required to produce the same biological effect as calorie restriction was dispelled.

Conclusive proof beyond reach

Because it would require over 90 years to conclusively prove any intervention prolongs life in humans, which is obviously impractical, researchers believe gene array studies in mice,
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