Saturday, February 03, 2007

What Books People Read?

Somewhat disturbing list of best-selling books on aging and longevity

Greetings,

Have you ever wondered how the general public perceives the problem of aging and longevity?

This may be important to know in order to understand the better ways to advance further public support (and research funding) for legitimate anti-aging & longevity studies.

What do common people really know about human aging and longevity? From what books do they get their knowledge and opinions? To answer these questions we have made a small sociological study and identified the 10 most widely read books (bestsellers) on aging and longevity topic. Here is this list attached below.

Looking on this list you may find some common features of these books:

1. Promise for human dreams to become "younger next year" or even "ageless."

2. These dreams are achievable for a low price, sometimes as low as just $2.94

3. From a scientific point of view the concepts of becoming "younger next year" or even "ageless" represent propagation of a sheer nonsense, unless you take them metaphorically.

4. Where are the great minds making the cutting-edge research on anti-aging & longevity studies? Why are they not in this list of authors?

This leads to a suggestion:

If we wish to prevent propagation of nonsense in public minds, we should encourage good scientists who are involved in legitimate anti-aging & longevity studies to write popular books for a general public.

This could be achieved through special grant programs supported by NIH and private foundations, and this is as important as education itself.


Ten Top Best-Selling Books on Aging and Longevity

Younger You
by Eric R. Braverman



Ageless:
The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones

by Suzanne Somers



Younger Next Year:
A Man's Guide to living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Md Lodge



Younger Next Year for Women
by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge



Healthy at 100:
The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples

by John Robbins



Natural Hormone Balance For Women:
Look Younger, Feel Stronger, and Live Life with Exuberance

by Uzzi Reiss M.D./OB-GYN and Martin Zucker



The Perricone Promise:
Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps

by Nicholas Perricone



The Schwarzbein Principle II:
The "Transition" - A Regeneration Program to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging

by Diana Schwarzbein and Marilyn Brown



Can We Live 150 Years? :
Your Body Maintenance Handbook

by Mikhail Tombak



Live Longer, Live Better :
Taking Care of Your Health After 50 (Best Half of Life Series)

by Peter H. Gott



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2 Comments:

Anonymous Tom said...

I agree. But what's most disturbing is that Aubrey de Grey is supporting all these confusion.

For example: he wants "War on Ageing". But ageing for most people is the process of becoming older, gaining experience, wisdom and social status, for kids it's growing bigger. It means that "War on Ageing" is a laughable nonsense.

Then he writes this Rejuvenation research. Rejuvenation in modern culture are cosmetics for women to mask imperfection. It isn't considered "real rejuvenation" for general public. This puts all rejuvenation research together with enlarge your penis pills spam letters :(

I wonder if the guy's so clever then why he acts so silly ? Why is he doing it? Because beside that he seems quite smart and sane person, in my opinion.

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