I hope that readers don't mind the slight plug, but I would like to mention that my latest book on life-extension, Life Extension: Current and Future Possibilities, has just been released for sale by Surbury Press
It covers material not found in most books on the subject, including a discussion of some far-out ideas like cryonics and transferring human consciousness to a computer.
Here are excerpts from the announcement:
Doctor James A. Golczewski presents the latest research in extending useful life far into old age
James A. Golczewski, Ph.D., in his latest book "Life Extension: Current and Future Possibilities" suggests many ways to live a longer life of higher quality.
About the Author:
James A. Golczewski graduated with honors from Rutgers University and completed his Ph.D. in biophysics at Stevens Institute of Technology. He then completed National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania. He worked at a number of universities and companies during his 30-year career, in research, development, teaching, and writing, during which he published a number of articles on his original research in scientific journals. For the last 12 years of his career he worked as a freelance medical writer and editor, in which capacity he wrote many articles and other materials for professional and general audiences, most commissioned by pharmaceutical companies. A book he wrote on aging and life-extension was published by McFarland in 1998-- Aging: Strategies for Maintaining Good Health and Extending Life. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co Publishers; 1998. He is now semi-retired.
About the book:
This book discusses life extension and aging. It covers diet and dietary supplements, caloric restriction, dietary recommendations, benefits of specific vitamins and minerals, recommended dietary supplements, and substances like resveratrol that may be beneficial but need more study before being recommended. A chapter discusses practical means of creating a healthful diet that can be followed, including some recipes and desirable foods and beverages. It goes into detail on the major diseases and problems that typically occur with age, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, pain, depression, stress, loss of fitness, osteoporosis, dementia, arthritis, vision problems, cosmetic changes, etc. Means of avoiding, minimizing the risk, or dealing with such problems are presented. It proposes means of maintaining a good quality of life as you age. Recommended monitoring of health is covered, and the book concludes with a summary of the most important points and a discussion of possible future developments and the ultimate limits to human life span. The book provides a large but not overwhelming number of specific references. Six appendices list useful data on foods and health not readily available elsewhere and an annotated listing of further resources. Specific citations to scientific studies are given to support all major conclusions.
DIET AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
AVOIDING HEART DISEASE AND STROKE
QUALITY OF LIFE
PROBLEMS OF AGING
MONITORING YOUR HEALTH
SUMMARY AND ULTIMATE LIMITS TO LIFESPAN
COMPOSITION OF COMMON FATS AND OILS
GLYCEMIC INDEX OF COMMON FOODS
NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF RECOMMENDED FOODS
EFFECT OF AGING RATE ON LONGEVITY
JA Golczewski, Ph,D.