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Anti Aging News Jan 2012 Cindy Crawford Plastic Surgery
Anti aging news:
First photo: Cindy Crawford 2012
Second photo: Cindy Crawford 1992
Cindy Crawford has been public before regarding her touch-ups through botox and other injections.
Her recent new look is leaving her, however, a bit more changed from the Cindy Crawford classic look so many have fallen in love with.
Although the new enhancements, speculated to be fillers of the cheeks and lips, leave an aesthetically pleasing appearance, they simply don't make her look like herself anymore.
This leaves an interesting point to ponder for anyone considering plastic surgery: are you willing to no longer look like yourself?
Before you decide on plastic surgery or injections be sure to thoroughly discuss with your physician what will change vs enhance your features.
New Research is now looking at the caramel food colorings that make colas brown as they may be potential cancer causers.
The Center for Science in the Public Interst (CSPI) says that out of the four FDA-approved cola colorings, two of them are carcinogenic because they contain ammonia.
Ammonia can cause a hazardous chemical reactions in animals, researchers say.
Reduce any potential risks by consuming more clean drink choices such as teas and water.
StriVectin recently launched their new StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream. It claims that their "Three Tiered Technology works from within, first tightening skin's surface, then fortifying the skin matrix. Finally, NIA-114 strengthens skin's ability to hold natural collagen. After just 4 weeks, 100% of women saw a dramatic change in their neck."
NIA-114 is the company's proprietary form of vitamin B3 (niacin).
We hope so because StiVectin-TL is asking you to part with $89 for a 1.7 oz jar.
Check out the Today Show video clip which reviews recent anti aging beauty products including StriVectin.
Fitness As a Marker For Longevity
Researchers from the the University of South Carolina at Columbia have made an intersting discover of men who maintain their fitness!
During an 11 year follow up of men in their 40s, those who maintained that fitness level for a decade had lowered their risk of death by 30% compared to men who were flabby at 40.
Those men who maintained their baseline fitness levels had a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease death, while those who improved their fitness had a 40% and 44% lower risk of all-cause and CVD death.
The authors wrote, "Maintianing or improving fitness is associated with a lower risk of premature deaths from all-cause and CVD in men....preventing fitness loss with age, regardless of whether BMI changes, is important for mortality risk reduction."
Lee D, et al "Long-term effects of changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortaity in med: the aerobics center longitudinal study" Circulation 2011; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONHA. 111.038422.
Anti Aging News Dec 2011 Type-2 Diabetes Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is seen at higher rates among obese individuals, however, it is unclear why this relationship exists.
Olson and colleagues from The University of Texas Southwestern Medial Center Center were able to measure vitamin D levels, serum insulin, blood pressure, BMI (body mass index) and blood sugar levels in 411 obese children and 87 non-overweight control subjects.
The low vitamin D levels were noted to occur at significantly higher rates in the obese children and that "obese children with lower vitamin D levels had higher degress of insulin resistance," according to Micah Olson, MD. He also concluded that "although our study cannot prove causation, it does suggest that low vitamin D levels may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes."
Additional factors such as skipping breakfast, and consuming increased amounts and soda & juice may also contribute to sub-optimal dietary intake of vitamins including vitamin D.
Micah L. Olson, Naim M. Maalof, Jon D. Oden, Perrin C. White, Michele R. Hutchinson. "Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children and Its Relationship to Glucose Homeostasis." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, November 9, 2011.