The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow
Many of us would like to live longer, but only if the extra time provides us with both a healthy body and a functioning mind. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Physician at the Cleveland Clinic presents a superficial review of the current research topics that hint at ways to refurbish and rejuvenate the body. Topics cover the pluripotential promise of stem cell regeneration, 3Dprinting for replacing organs, senolytics or substances that clear senescent cells, mitochondrial reactivation, telomere lengthening, gene edition and switching genes on and off, heart transplants, joint replacement, and more. Unfortunately, while the torso and its organs can be engineered, there is little progress by way of the main control system, the brain. The resulting financial results of a longer-lived population are reviewed on the national and personal levels. In order to achieve longer life, the message is to stay healthy; therefore, a good part of the book reads as a self-help advisory for the maintenance of good health through diet, supplements, activity, and mental outlook. One wonders about the medical costs and how world crises with climate change and immigration problems, food shortages, wars, future pandemics, and other problems will affect the promise of longer life.
|Author||Michael F. Roizen|
|Page Count||336 pages|
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|Category||Health, Fitness & Dieting|