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Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old-And Made Billions

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The beauty industry—which once revolved around creams and powders, subtle agents to enhance beauty—has become the anti-aging industry, overrun with steroids, human growth hormone injections, and “bio-identical” hormones—all promoted as “cures” for getting old. Acclaimed BusinessWeek science reporter Arlene Weintraub takes us inside this world, from the marketing departments of huge pharmaceutical companies to the backroom of your local pharmacy, from celebrity enthusiasts like Suzanne Somers and Oprah to the self-medicating doctors who run chains of rejuvenation centers, all claiming that we deserve to be forever young—and promising to show us how.

Weintraub reveals the shady practices that run rampant when junk science and dubious marketing meet consumer choice. She shows for the remarkable economic and cultural impact of anti-aging medicine, on the patients who partake and on the rest of us. It’s not a pretty story, but Weintraub tells us everything we need to know to avoid being duped by this billion-dollar—and dangerous—hoax.

Book News Annotation:

Weintraub first encountered the world of anti-aging medicine while working as a science writer for BusinessWeek in 2005. Here, she takes readers behind the scenes into the clinics and pharmacies, trade organizations, for-profit companies, and celebrity users and promoters of the anti-aging industry, exposing the negative health effects of hormone replacements and herbal supplements as well as the economic and cultural impact of anti-aging medicine in general. The author interviews anti-aging doctors and their patients, and talks to scientists and doctors who are trying to warn patients away from dangerous anti-aging products and regimens. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A veteran BusinessWeek reporter exposes the corruption inside the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry

Synopsis:

A veteran BusinessWeek reporter exposes the corruption inside the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry

About the Author

Arlene Weintraub has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. As a reporter for BusinessWeek, she explores both the science and business of health. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465017218
Subtitle:
And Made Billions
Author:
Weintraub, Arlene
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Consumer Behavior - General
Subject:
Pharmaceutical industry
Subject:
Longevity
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100824
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
14-UP

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Management
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Consumer Guides
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Safety » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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