• Ageless

  • The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
  • By: Andrew Steele
  • Narrated by: Andrew Steele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (200 ratings)

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Ageless

By: Andrew Steele
Narrated by: Andrew Steele
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Publisher's summary

"A fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat the aging process itself, helping us all to lead longer, healthier lives.” (Sanjay Gupta, MD)

Aging - not cancer, not heart disease - is the underlying cause of most human death and suffering. The same cascade of biological changes that renders us wrinkled and gray also opens the door to dementia and disease. We work furiously to conquer each individual disease, but we never think to ask: Is aging itself necessary? Nature tells us it is not: There are tortoises and salamanders who are spry into old age and whose risk of dying is the same no matter how old they are, a phenomenon known as “biological immortality.” In Ageless, Andrew Steelecharts the astounding progress science has made in recent years to secure the same for humans: to help us become old without getting frail, to live longer without ill health or disease.

©2020 Andrew Steele (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“During medical school we were taught that aging is a natural process and that people can simply die of old age. The thinking was that age wasn’t just a turning of the clock but an accumulation of mutations, cancer, arthritis, heart disease and dementia. Have you ever wondered, however, if it was possible to address those diseases not just individually, but collectively, by addressing the underlying process of aging itself. Sound far fetched? Well, It’s this audacious way of thinking that propelled Andrew Steele to write Ageless. In this new book, Steele highlights therapies being developed to stymie aging, from rebooting the immune system to repairing DNA to removing senescent cells. This is a fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat not just one disease at a time, but the aging process itself, helping us all to lead longer, healthier lives.” (Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN)

“Writing with the vim of a Bill Bryson and the technical knowledge of a scientist, Steele gives us a chance to grasp what’s at stake in this dazzling, daunting age where big data meets human biology." (The Independent)

“An optimistic exploration of aging... A diligent scientist, Steele does not ignore flops and fads... Good science in service of a convincing case that vast life extension is inevitable.” (Kirkus)

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