Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 9, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging--extending your healthy, active life--Dr. Sanjay Gupta blends together compelling stories of the most up-to-date scientific breakthroughs from around the world, with cutting-edge research and advice on achieving practical immortality in this lifetime. Gupta's advice is often counterintuitive: longevity is not about eating well, but about eating less; nutritional supplements are a waste of your money; eating chocolate and drinking coffee can make you healthier. CHASING LIFE tells the stories behind the breakthroughs while also revealing the practical steps readers can take to help extend youth and life far longer than ever thought possible.

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Just exactly how do we age? Why do some societies have so many more centenarians than others? Is immortality possible? These questions form the basis of this book by CNN's chief medical correspondent ... Read full review


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Beginning the Chase
Living to a Hundred
The Supplement Boom
Run for Your Life
Memories R
Taming the Beast
A Growing Problem
The Future Is Coming
Chasing Life

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Sanjay Gupta, MD was a neurosurgeon at the University of Tennessee's Semmes-Murphy Clinic, and before that, the University of Michigan Medical Center. He became partner of the Great Lakes Brain and Spine Center Institute in 2000. In 1997 he was chosen as a White House fellow, one of only 15 fellows appointed, and served as special advisor to first lady Hillary Clinton.

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