The Longevity List (Paperback)

Myth busting the top ways to live a long and healthy life

By Merlin Thomas

Exisle Publishing, 9781921966736, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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.

How can we separate fact from fad? Written by medical clinician Merlin Thomas, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will help you live a long and healthy life. Professor Thomas looks at each item on the “longevity list”, analyzes why it’s come to be considered a health priority, and gives 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!


About the Author

Merlin Thomas MBChB, PhD, FRACP is Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Thomas is both a physician and a research scientist. His research primarily focuses on diabetes and its complications, and finding practical means for their control, but he has a broader interest in all aspects of preventive medicine and ageing. He has published over 300 articles in many of the world’s leading medical journals, as well as several books including 'Understanding Type 2 Diabetes' and 'Fast Living, Slow Ageing'. He is internationally recognized as a speaker, opinion-leader, teacher and medical storyteller.



Praise For The Longevity List: Myth busting the top ways to live a long and healthy life

"The Longevity List takes a light-hearted and entertaining approach looking at the evidence of the wealth of health information we are bombarded with. A physician and research scientist, Thomas aims to sort the medical fact from health industry myths - and provides his scientifically backed verdict."
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal

"Professor Merlin Thomas takes a number of the wonderful myths and realities of the longevity quest and places them firmly under the spotlight of common sense, exploding many, concurring on some and laughing at others, but all the while delivering a good dose of reality on how we choose to live, exercise and eat" 
- Blue Wolf Reviews

"It is great to be able to communicate science in a friendly, interesting way, this book busts a lot of myths but is also is a rollicking good read" 
- ABC Central Coast -Breakfast with Scott Levi

"In The Longevity List, Professor Merlin Thomas uses the latest scientific research to help you understand what the fuss about some things is really all about, and how easy choices can improve your health and your chance of living a long life"
- Taste

"Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy. How can we separate fact from fad? Written by a medical clinician, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will really help us live a long and healthy life." 
- Wyza