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Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying), Bill Gifford

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Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying)
Title
Spring chicken
Title remainder
stay young forever (or die trying)
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gifford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a broad examination of the subject of longevity, looking at the current scientific understanding of aging, as well as simple things people can do to promote longevity and common myths, misconceptions, and scams on the subject
  • "From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
613.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA776.75
LC item number
.G55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 116
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Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying), Bill Gifford
Label
Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying), Bill Gifford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The elixir -- Brothers -- The age of aging -- The fountain of youthiness -- Yours sincerely, wasting away -- How to live to 108 without really trying -- The heart of the problem -- Baldness as metaphor -- The lives of our cells -- Phil vs. fat -- Pole vaulting into eternity -- Starving for immortality -- What doesn't kill you -- Fast forward -- Who moved my keys? -- Epilogue. The death of death -- Appendix. Things that might work
Control code
ocn864092936
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9781455527441
Lccn
2014048817
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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