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Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have to

Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have to (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sinclair, David A.

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A radical new way to look at ageing from David Sinclair, acclaimed Harvard Medical School genetics professor and one of TIME magazine's most influential people on earth. Everything you thought you knew about ageing is wrong. For decades, experts have believed that we are at the m...ercy of our genes, and that natural damage to our genome - the kind that inevitably happens as we get older - makes us grow sick and old. As this pioneering book reveals, our genes are not our destiny - they hold endless potential to help us live younger, longer, and healthier than we ever thought possible. Our genes respond to chemical signals from the epigenome that control our health - including our vulnerability to disease and ageing. We can't change our DNA, but we can harness the power of the epigenome to realise the true potential of our genes - and this book will show readers how. Drawing from his cutting-edge findings at the absolute forefront of medical research, Dr. Sinclair will provide a scientifically-proven roadmap to take charge of our own genetic and health destiny. HOW TO START AN EVOLUTION will share the new science of genetics and explore some of the fascinating mysteries in the natural world that are helping us better understand human health and mortality. Why do some people suffer with end-of-life disease like Alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease, while others can live well into their nineties in the best of health? Why can some animals - like the Narwhals of the Arctic waters in Greenland - live to the age of 400 or more, while humans can't? What can we learn about greying and ageing from the snowshoe hare that changes its fur from white in winter to brown in summer? For the first time, Dr. Sinclair will share the lifestyle changes that are proven to reverse ageing by activating the genes that enhance health and fitness. The book will feature inspiring case studies, including Dr. Sinclair's personal experience - he has reversed his own cellular age from 58 to 31. The book will be filled with easy-to-implement advice that will activate anti-ageing genes, including: * Avoid sugar - and don't eat dessert after age 40 * Avoid high protein diets * Eat organic food * Don't sit for more than 1 hour at a time * Avoid x-rays, CT scans, and airport scanners * Run for small bursts 1-3 times a week and walk often - jogging just 5 minutes a day at a moderate pace can help reduce the chance of death from all causes by 30%. * Increase Vitamin D levels * Eat fruits and vegetables that were grown in a stressed environment * Try cold therapy or sleep in a cold room Dr. Sinclair takes what we have long accepted as the limits of human potential and mortality and turns them into choices. HOW TO START AN EVOLUTION is destined to be the biggest book on genes, biology, and longevity of this decade.
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ISBN 9780008292348
Released AU 10 Sep 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
999 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780008292348
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Thorsons
Released 10 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sinclair, David A.
Category Maturation & Ageing
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 612.67
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Aging
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade