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(word processor parameters LM=8, RM=75, TM=2, BM=2) Taken from KeelyNet BBS (214) 324-3501 Sponsored by Vangard Sciences PO BOX 1031 Mesquite, TX 75150 March 14, 1991 AGE8.ASC -------------------------------------------------------------------- From the Weekly World News - March 26, 1991. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Youth Pill Finally Here by Dorothy Larson-Dale Scientists say that selenium - a mineral you can buy in health food stores - significantly slows the aging process and will keep you looking and feeling young years longer. The astonishing discovery was made after a 25-year research project conducted by teams of dedicated chemists at the University of California. The researchers described selenium as an essential nutrient found in seafoods and meats. In addition to retarding the body's aging process, it also guards against organ damage caused by smoking and drinking. An environmental research chemist at the university's food and science department said an insufficient amount of selenium in the human body can cause crippling muscle degeneration. But it is the discovery that selenium retards aging and prolongs youth that has electrified the scientific world. "In the test tube, selenium is a powerful protector against oxidation," declared a biochemist involved in the amazing research project. "And oxidation is believed to be one of the main causes of aging." An independent researcher, Robert Evans - whose studies were unrelated to those at the University of California - said the mineral preserves the elasticity of the body tissue by delaying oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, thus stalling the aging process. "Selenium was once regarded as not needed by the human body," Evans told the News, "It was even thought to be dangerous." "It is now going to be one of the ways we maintain our health and prevent degenerative disease. "But the outstanding research done in California will put those notions to rest. "In addition to prolonging youth, there is strong evidence that Page 1 selenium taken in daily doses reduces the risk of breast, lung, prostate, colon and ovarian cancers and maintains a healthy heart." Selenium, also found in minute amounts in the human body, is sold over-the-counter in most health food stores and in some drugstores. A bottle of 250 tablets, each containing 50 mcgs. of selenium, sells for about $10 to $11. The general dosage is one or two tablets daily. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Vangard note.... Other information regarding selenium as found in certain forms shows that EXCESS amounts can lead to brittle hair and nails. The above article offers an interesting viewpoint when viewed in light of the information available in DNAMAST1 on KeelyNet. In the early days of electronics, selenium was used for rectification of AC currents. This semi-conducting property of selenium offers the possibility that this substance might be used in the body to rectify AC transients to provide an overall higher level of available DC energy to the body. The modern works of Crile, Becker and Bergstrom among others leads us to the inescapable fact that the body uses DC currents primarily for electrical tone as well as ion transport. The idea is that aging is caused by twisting of the DNA and RNA helices to reduce the number of base pairs per turn. This in turn functions much like reducing the number of windings of the secondary of a coil in respect to the primary. As the voltage is reduced the ability of the body to enact ionic transference of chemical substances and fluids is greatly impaired. -------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have comments or other information relating to such topics as this paper covers, please upload to KeelyNet or send to the Vangard Sciences address as listed on the first page. Thank you for your consideration, interest and support. Jerry W. Decker.........Ron Barker...........Chuck Henderson Vangard Sciences/KeelyNet -------------------------------------------------------------------- If we can be of service, you may contact Jerry at (214) 324-8741 or Ron at (214) 242-9346 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2


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