The Longevity List - debunking health myths. A thinking person's guide to a long life.

The Longevity List - debunking health myths. A thinking person's guide to a long life.

17 July 2017, 5:36PM
Exisle Publishing

This new thinking person’s guide steers you away from fad and hype to easily relatable science that can extend healthy life.

Red wine is good for us. Alcohol is bad for us. Cut out sugar. Eat less fat. Eat more fat. Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy.

The Longevity List is a witty and instructive guide to help us sort the medical fact from health industry hot air — to help us live a long and healthy life.

Professor Thomas, runs a research unit within Monash University and frequently travels the world lecturing on health related matters. In his new book he looks at each item on the ‘longevity list’ in turn, analysing why it’s come to be considered a health priority, and giving his scientifically backed verdict on how much attention we really need to pay to it.

Along the way you’ll discover stacks of intriguing, entertaining and often very funny facts. Why do people get drunk more quickly on champagne? Is caffeine really a performance-enhancing drug? Can chocolate improve your sex life? This is the one-stop checklist to living a life that might just see you reach your 100th birthday and beyond!

You’ll learn everything from why taking statins to lower LDL cholesterol might not be a good idea for everyone with higher than desirable levels, to whether there’s a connection between donating blood regularly and living a longer life.

Chapters include:
Do I really have to:
- Get off the couch?
- Find love?
- Lose the waist?
- Get more sunshine?
- Cut down the booze? - To download this sample chapter click here.
- Deal with stress?
- Cut down caffeine?
- Give up sugar?
and much more!