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“Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To” is a book by Dr. David A. Sinclair, a renowned biologist and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Published in 2019, the book explores the science of aging and the potential for extending human lifespan.

In “Lifespan,” Sinclair presents cutting-edge research from the field of biogerontology to challenge conventional views on aging. He argues that aging is not an inevitable process dictated solely by genetics but rather a malleable phenomenon influenced by various factors, including lifestyle choices and environmental factors. Sinclair proposes that aging is a disease that can be treated and potentially reversed, offering hope for a longer and healthier life.

The book delves into the mechanisms of aging at the cellular and molecular levels, discussing topics such as DNA damage, epigenetics, and the role of mitochondria in cellular aging. Sinclair introduces the concept of “aging pathways” and explores how interventions such as calorie restriction, exercise, and certain molecules called “longevity supplements” can activate these pathways to promote longevity.

One of the central themes of “Lifespan” is the concept of “healthspan”—the period of life spent in good health—and how interventions that target the aging process can extend both healthspan and lifespan. Sinclair discusses potential breakthroughs in anti-aging research, including the development of drugs known as “senolytics” that target senescent cells, as well as the promise of genetic and cellular therapies.

Overall, “Lifespan” offers a thought-provoking exploration of the science of aging and the possibilities for extending human lifespan. It presents a hopeful vision of the future in which aging may be treated as a preventable and reversible condition, potentially transforming our understanding of what it means to grow old.

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Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions12 × 2 × 8 cm


Book Author

David A. Sinclair, Matthew D. LaPlante





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