The Telomere Effect
Have you ever wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds, and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? More importantly - can you choose which outcome will happen to you? Written by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel, The Telomere Effect reveals the groundbreaking science at the heart of ageing - and what you can do to help reverse it.
While many factors contribute to ageing and illness, Elizabeth and Elissa's award-winning research has revealed that the length of our telomeres - the part of our chromosomes which determine how fast our cells age and die - can have a direct effect on how quickly or slowly we age.
In this pioneering book, discover for the first time the many simple changes you can make to your diet, sleep and mental well-being to look after your telomeres. From which foods to eat, types of exercise to practice, various mind tricks to prevent stress - and how to shield your children from developing shorter telomeres from conception through to adolescence - start protecting your telomeres and your youth today.
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- A great book that links your nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices to health outcomes
- A good read for those who are looking for a scientific basis for wellness and anti-ageing
About the Authors
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 too unhealthy storage of abdominal fat to telomere shortening.