August 2017 Issue

Reduce AGEs in Your Diet to Live Better

The tools you need to reduce this health risk are right in your kitchen.

What do wrinkles and increased risk of chronic disease have in common? They’re both things that many people assume are an inevitable part of aging, and they are both caused—in part—by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). In the book “Dr. Vlassara’s AGE-Less Diet,” co-author Helen Vlassara, MD, one of the scientists who originally identified AGEs, says that AGEs are “intertwined with virtually every aspect of chronic disease and aging.”

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