Don't Die Young is a revelatory tour of the human body. Focusing on our vital organs - from the beating chambers of the heart to the coiling tunnels of the intestines - Dr. Alice Roberts explains how they work and how to keep them in tip-top condition.
There are many aspects of your health that you can control, and she explains how you can reduce your risk of suffering many disorders, from cystitis to cancer, and headaches to heart disease.
With authoritative advice, amazing photographs and clear diagrams, she cuts through the jargon. (What exactly are antioxidants and trans-fatty acids?)
This book will change the way you think about your body, and you will be better equipped to combat disease - and to treat any health advice with very healthy scepticism.
About the Author
Alice Roberts is a qualified medical doctor and teaches Anatomy at Bristol University. She is a regular contributor to Channel 4's Time Team and BBC2's Coast series.
'Aims to do for the human body what Top Gear does for cars' The Times 'Crammed with fascinating facts and top tips for living' Good Book Guide 'Her air of carefree capability is devastating' Sunday Times 'A really good read for people of any age ... So, read the book, watch the series, don't die of ignorance, and don't die young' South Wales Argus
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.702
Edition Number: 1