With the vast amounts of literature published on Longevity, we are continuously highlighting books that stand out and best represent the sector.
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This book tackles the question of chronological age versus biological age while giving readers the means to calculate and change the rate at which their cardiovascular and immune systems decline. In RealAge, Dr. Michael Roizen, an anesthesiologist and chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, combined research from over 25,000 studies to evaluate what factors determine aging and its prevention. Throughout the book, the reader is given ways to calculate their biological age and over 100 different techniques (including vitamin supplements, exercise, diets) to improve the chances of reducing the effects of aging. It is backed up by research outlined with charts, fact sheets, and the personal benefits to be found within the data.
With laser-like focus targeted on heart disease, this book is the result of a 20-year study carried out by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic. Plant-based, oil-free diets are the key to the prevention of one of the biggest health threats we face. Not only are we given an understanding of how to avoid these issues, but also we are treated to over 150 recipes with which to apply the knowledge clearly laid out.
Alex Zhavoronkov is a leading expert in aging research and biogerontology. His book presents a great introduction to the progress science has already made in aging research. It also paints an interesting picture of how the world might evolve if we live longer, allowing people to continue working and contribute to the economy. He emphasizes the importance of scientific progress, while stressing the importance of prioritizing health and knowledge assets over material assets and maintaining a youthful social network as ways of preparing for a longer life.
Aubrey de Grey is a leading mind and international advocate for a healthy life span. This book provides an important overview of the sector based on conversations with authors, philosophers, economists, investors, influencers scientists, and activists focusing on progressing research to defeat aging and introduce interventions to repair the damage the body does to itself over time.