LA Times Probes Cenegenics Physician's Healthy Aging Regimen

Journalist Roy Wallack investigates anti-aging protocols of this physician/age management ad icon and the hormone optimization controversy

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Cenegenics physicians, like Dr. Life, are not only passionate advocates for proactive medicine, but are Cenegenics patients as well--living a healthy lifestyle reflective of our age management medicine philosophy. Their example coupled with our established, science-based protocols and our renewed physician-patient relationship creates the Cenegenics difference

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 24, 2010

Cenegenics® Medical Institute, global age management medicine leader, and its healthy aging protocols were highlighted last week in the LA Times article "Dr. Jeffry Life believes he's the picture of health" by journalist Roy Wallack, whose article also ran the same day in the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Life is a patient turned advocate of Cenegenics' protocols--and a longtime Cenegenics physician who became the poster boy for the age-management giant's super-fit aging philosophy.

Drawing massive media attention since its 1997 inception, Cenegenics' proactive medical approach--which takes a 180-degree shift from our current reactive, diagnose-and-treat philosophy--offers Americans a dynamic alternative at a time when tumultuous healthcare reform initiatives cast questions on the quality of the nation's future medical care.

"Cenegenics physicians, like Dr. Life, are not only passionate advocates for proactive medicine, but are Cenegenics patients as well--living a healthy lifestyle reflective of our age management medicine philosophy. Their example coupled with our established, science-based protocols and our renewed physician-patient relationship creates the Cenegenics difference," John E. Adams, Cenegenics CEO/president, said.

Not a one-size-fits-all scenario, Cenegenics tailors a patient's regimen based on a highly extensive evaluation process with the goal of decreasing age-related disease. The results, Cenegenics says, increase energy (physical/sexual), boost sex drive, improve muscle tone, decrease body fat and sharpen thinking.

But some of their approach--namely hormone optimization for clinically proven deficiencies--has had its occasional opponents.

Cenegenics believes research is on their side. Studies have shown that men with testosterone levels in the top two quartiles have lower cardiovascular issues and lower mortality rates than those in the lowest quartiles. Factor in that "every male over 50 or 55 suffers from a slow, insidious fall in testosterone level" and it's clear to see that part of the medical approach for a higher-quality life and longer health span may demand consideration of hormone optimization.

Part of the real issue behind the controversy has been the headline news of hormonal abuse by athletes and bodybuilders. With no clinically proven deficiency, these celebrities used drugs for illegal performance enhancement--with no blood work and no medical basis behind what they were doing. Per Cenegenics, that becomes guesswork, which can culminate in testosterone levels being four to five times higher than the top end of the normal reference range.

Conversely, medically responsible hormone optimization, like that done by Cenegenics, involves a highly comprehensive, personal evaluation to first establish that a hormone deficiency does indeed exist. At intervals, patients have blood work done at six weeks, then every three to four months thereafter to monitor progress and ensure safety.

"Prevention has been our medical focus, rather than the traditional disease-driven approach that waits for disease to appear, then treats it, which racks up future healthcare costs and lowers a patient's quality of life ultimately," Adams said.

For more information about Cenegenics, please visit http://www.cenegenics.com. Register for quick access to the informative Guide to Healthy Aging, Executive Summary and GQ article excerpt. To schedule an interview, please contact Ann Castro, Cenegenics Director of Public Relations: 702.953.1588.

About Cenegenics
Cenegenics® Medical Institute, recognized leading authority in age management medicine, has centers in Las Vegas, Nevada; Charleston, South Carolina; Boca Raton, Florida; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC. Additional centers are scheduled to open in other major metropolitan areas in the near future. With an established presence in the medical community, Cenegenics uses a proactive approach based on solid science and comprehensive evaluation. Their established protocols have been recognized as the next generation of medical science, capturing global attention. Cenegenics offers CME-accredited physician training and certification opportunities in age management medicine via the nonprofit Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Cenegenics serves more than 20,000 patients worldwide--2,000 are physicians and their families.

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