The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Paperback)
  • The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Paperback)
zoom

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£9.99
Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 11/01/2018
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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.

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 and 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.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781780229034
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 200 x 134 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"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

You may also be interested in...

The Concise Human Body Book
Added to basket
DK
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
Added to basket
£14.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Treating Arthritis the Drug Free Way
Added to basket
Contented Dementia
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies
Added to basket
Say No To Arthritis
Added to basket
£13.99   £10.49
Paperback
The Sleep Book
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Added to basket
Your Pregnancy Week By Week
Added to basket
£19.99   £15.99
Hardback
Menopause - The Answers
Added to basket
Missing Microbes
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Emperor of All Maladies
Added to basket
GI
Added to basket
GI
£4.99
Paperback
Cut Your Cholesterol
Added to basket
Irritable Bowel Solutions
Added to basket
French Women Don't Get Facelifts
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.