We developed a new style of physical checkup system “ the anti - aging dock” in our clinic, several years ago. The aims of the new style dock are to improve the quality of human life and to prevent the age - related diseases. The anti - aging medicine will delay the onset of chronic diseases and cancers, and will reduce its severity by the changes of life style including nutritional therapy, calorie restriction, physical therapy, hormone replacement therapy and several medications. We also developed a custom - made supplement just for the patient with data from the anti - aging dock. Finally we believe that this new type dock will contribute to the preventative medicine in our out patient clinic.
Zinc, copper, iron and chromium are essential trace elements. The daily intake of these trace elements is insufficient. It is most likely that the deficiency of zinc, copper, iron and chromium is associated with life - style related diseases and aging. Actually, an increase in free radicals, a decrease in immunocompetence, an increase in blood pressure, the disorder of lipid metabolism, a reduction in glucose tolerance and a rise in carcinogenesis etc. are observed in both aging and the deficiency of the essential trace elements. Thus, the measurements of serum zinc, copper, iron and chromium in health examinations are available for the prevention of life - style related diseases and aging.