A ground breaking book on how to slow down the aging process
A ground breaking book on the history of Telomeres offering fresh advice on how to slow down aging and lengthen life. Nobel prize winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called Telomeres which can help to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them.
The book specifically looks ideas including; how biological age is not chronological age; a biological basis for the mind-body connection, how sleep and diet can affect telomeres and shockingly how mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres. It also offers tools and advice on how to determine cellular age and telomere health.
About the Author
Dr Elizabeth Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her discovery of telomeres and their role in the ageing process. She has previously been named in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Dr Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist who has conducted pioneering research uncovering the psychobiological mechanisms related to how stress ages us and compromises our health-from emotional eating to unhealthy storage of abdominal fat to telomere shortening.
Blackburn won a 2009 Nobel Prize for her discovery of telomeres: caps at the end of each strand of DNA that play an essential role in the ageing process. Epel is a psychologist who researches specific lifestyle habits which protect our telomeres, thus slowing down disease and lengthening life. In this compelling scientific guide, these eminent experts set out the things we can do to keep us vital and disease-free, from which foods to eat to the power of our minds over matter -- Caroline Sanderson * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
The Telomere Effect, however, is worth more serious attention. It is co-authored by Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize winner for her research into telomeres, the part of our chromosomes
that determine how quickly our cells age and die. This is her attempt, along with the health psychologist Elissa Epel's, to translate the scientific lessons thus learned into 'language for the general reader'. She has done a compelling job. The book's central message is that
telomeres shorten as we age, and this underlying mechanism contributes to most diseases of ageing. The good news is that your lifestyle choices can do a lot to counteract it ... the argument here is refreshingly sensible and convincing. I predict that the T-word will soon be on everyone's lips.
-- Jenny McCartney * THE MAIL ON SUNDAY *
Nobel-prizewinning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel distil reams of research for this smart, invigorating how-to book on maintaining cell longevity ... As a clear, detailed line-up of key lifestyle changes and their biological implications, this is a winner * NATURE *
Positive advice on diet, stress management and exercise for a longer, happier and healthier life * DAILY MAIL *