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Daniel L Stickler II

Charleston, WV
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  • Cracking the Aging Code

  • The New Science of Growing Old - and What It Means for Staying Young
  • By: Josh Mitteldorf, Dorion Sagan
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using meticulous multidisciplinary science as well as reviewing the history of our understanding about evolution, this book makes the case that aging is not something that "just happens", nor is it the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 12-06-16

This is an eye opening paradigm shift in how we view aging. Well referenced and thought provoking

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aging is Preventable

  • By: Walter Parks
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Unraveling of our genes by the Human Genome Project and follow on findings have shown there are two principal causes of aging: the shortening of the telomere genes at the ends of our chromosomes each time a cell divides to replace itself and the decrease in hormone levels as we age. Learn about the aging processes and the tests that have proved that we can slow, and eventually prevent aging.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not balanced

  • By Daniel L Stickler II on 03-26-14

Not balanced

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-14

What would have made Aging is Preventable better?

He presents good background data and studies but really misses the boat on treatment. He tells you all the great data and how certain things make a huge difference but then says but you are better off to buy stuff to boost hormones instead of getting the hormones he just spoke of. Then says that those experienced in the field would never prescribe hormones only nutraceuticals. I've been involved in the field for 10 years and I know those "experienced" in the field and he is way off base with his assertions unless he is speaking about those that are not physicians and unable to prescribe hormones. Read the parts about the studies and research, skip his treatment recommendations.