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An interesting book, if a little long. Not great at getting to the point, and packed full of rambling anecdotes about made up people to represent extreme examples.
Congratulations on winning the Nobel Prize and everything. You obviously know your stuff, so I can't argue there.
However, I did notice a significant bias in the way you discredit research that you don't like. A good example of this was in the way you dismissed "reduced calorie diets" without bothering to refer to the significant weight of claims that prolonged fasting helps to increase telomere length.
Just the fact that you don't like the sound of fasting doesn't mean it isn't helpful. Fasting for more than 24 hours has a demonstrably profound effect on diabetes, blood sugar and insulin resistance, as well as helping to minimise oxidative stress. Since all these factors are key to telomere length, why dismiss animal studies with a casual "People are not animals" jibe? Especially when you're happy to refer to animal studies when it suits your findings?
15 of 17 people found this review helpful
Well written book; a technical subject presented in an easy to understand non technical way. A good starting point for anyone who is interested in learning about human (anti) aging and how it can be slowed down.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
At first this book may seem rather scientific and dry as it goes into explaining what telomere's are. But reading on it was fascinating and inspiring to understand, particularly through the examples, stories and very practical tips and exercises, how our telomeres may be impacted by our genes, our childhood, life experiences and sense of purpose, our behaviors and attitudes and our interconnectedness with each other. A fascinating, inspiring and spiritual read.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to The Telomere Effect again? Why?
No. Its read by a know-it-all smug granny.
What did you like best about this story?
Info was good and up to date. Like the references to studies.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Suzanne Toren?
The authors perhaps. Just not one who is talking to you like she's trying to get you to join her bible studies group. Stop smiling while reading as its unnatural in delivery.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Its good info, however its a bit jumbled and long winded in repeating the same bits over again. It could be about 1/2 the length if they just go to the point. Would be better with summaries at the end of the chapters. Quizzes in the audio were just horrible. Put them in the PDF.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful