The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger by Elizabeth Blackburn

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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger Read Online Free - Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life.
Have you wondered why some 60-year-olds look and feel like 40-year-olds and why some 40-year-olds look and feel like 60-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Nobel Prize-winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn discovered biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our DNA. Dr. Blackburn discovered that the length and health of one's telomeres provides a biological basis for the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. But perhaps more importantly, along with leading health psychologist Dr. Elissa Epel, she discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease-free.

This book will help people increase the reader's lifespan and health-span (the number of years during this time that they remain healthy and active), including information on how sleep, exercise, and diet profoundly affect our telomeres, and how chronic stress can eat away at our telomeres. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for our telomeres; how aging begins in utero (mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres), and how thinking you are young and vital helps keep you that way!

Title : The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger
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ISBN : 1455587974
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Frank rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2017

"Groundbreaking book" is going a little far. It was an interesting book that added basically no new information to the pantheon. If you don't have time to read this book, here is the TLDR: Don’t be a caregiver Be White Don’t be poor Exercise at least 3x a week Eat Fruits/Veggies Don’t Smoke Be thin (at l...

Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his) rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2017

Free ARC given through Netgalley for an honest review. When I saw this book on Netgalley, I immediately got interested because of one word: Telomeres. Now, I went into this with a basic understanding of telomeres. They're nonsense code at the end of your chromosome, a cap to protect your cell duri...

Jo-Ann rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 04, 2017

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-years-olds? More importantly - can you choose which outcome will happen to you? Written by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist D...

Rachel rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 06, 2017

I have to start by saying my PhD research was in this field. I was SO excited to read Dr Blackburn's book since I have been out of the field for a decade. As a scientist, I found it much like reading a very long review. I found myself wondering if in trying too hard to make it accessible, it just...

Judith rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 20, 2017

Breaking news: exercise is useful in the fight against aging. And here, from a Nobel prize winning scientist is the science to back it up. And by the way: drink clean water, eat organic fruits and vegetables; stay away from processed foods; develop a loving close-knit social network. All of these...

Donna rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 16, 2017

While I found the science behind the telomere discovery quite fascinating, this book didn't work for me for a couple of reasons. First, I didn't like the narration. It felt like I was sitting through a first grade class. Second, the title was misleading. It read more like a self-help book. So muc...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

This is a fascinating look at why all those things you know are good for you actually are good for you: A healthy diet, positive attitude, exercise, good stress management, rewarding friendships and life goals. It is no surprise to see these things recommended but I never knew the exact mechanism...

Darya rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2017

Honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Was expecting a lot of science and little practical application, but The Telomere Effect offers some of the most practical and realistic ways to slow aging I've found in a single book.

Karel rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

Many anti-aging, healthy living books share the same general advice: eat well, exercise, do less dumb harmful stuff. This book specifies the advice with written exercises and habit forming activities, and chooses its advice specifically from telemere verified research. Blackmore received the Nobel...

Gordon rated it ★★★★★

September 03, 2017

The Telomere Effect was written by Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for decoding the telomere, and her UC San Francisco colleague Elissa Epel, a health psychologist. The collaboration is an incredibly fruitful one, bringing very complementary perspectives to figuring out how t...

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