Synopses & Reviews
- A revised third edition of the still-authoritative book on aging and life extension: Beyond the 120 Year Diet, decades ahead of its time when it was originally published in a previous edition in 1986, definitively presents the science behind calorie restriction (CR), the low-calorie and nutrient-rich diet, and clearly describes how CR substantially reduces the risk of virtually all disease that accompany aging including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
- Calorie restriction is attracting more attention and adherents than ever before: Fueled in part by the tens of millions o aging baby boomer seeking to prolong their health and well-being, CR is garnering extraordinary waves of attention, including in the last several months a New York magazine cover story, a front-page Wall Street Journal story, a front-page Science Times story in the New work Times (the most emailed article for several days following it publication), and pieces in Publishers Weekly and on ABC News--all of which identify Roy Walford's work, singularly summarized here, as the definitive basis of CR information.
This third edition is completely updated with the latest scientific information on calorie restriction (CR), and with an all-new introduction, by the coauthors of The Longevity Diet, CR Society president Brian Delaney and Lisa Walford. The still-authoritative book on aging and life extension: Beyond the 120 Year Diet, decades ahead of its time when it was originally published in a previous edition in 1986, definitively presents the science behind CR, the low-calorie and nutrient-rich diet, and clearly describes how CR substantially reduces the risk of virtually all diseases that accompany aging, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Fully revised and updated by leading CR advocates
At last, a book that explains in practical terms the concept of calorie restriction (CR)a life-extending eating strategy with profound and sustained beneficial effects,” according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The concept is simple and flexible: eat fewer calories and choose foods carefully. Longtime CR practitioners and experts Brian M. Delaney and Lisa Walford clearly explain all the relevant health and nutrition guidelines and provide the tools you need to make the appropriate dietary changes. The results can be dramatic; those who follow CR have quickly lowered their cholesterol and blood pressure and reduced their body fat.
Recently featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes, CR is continuing to gain momentum. With updated research and new information about exercise and food choices, The Longevity Diet is the key to a longer, healthier life.
Completely revised and updated, these straightforward principles present an effective eating plan to live longer and reduce the risks of aging-related disease
About the Author
Roy L. Walford, MD, (1924-2004) was a gerontologist who pioneered research on effects of a low-calorie diet on aging. In addition to Beyond the 120 Year Diet, he was the author of seven other books, including the bestsellers Maximum Lifespan and The Anti-Aging Plan. He received his MD from the University of Chicago in 1948 and was professor of pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Author of 300 scientific articles, Walford was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Aging, and is still considered one of America's leading experts on gerontology.