Eternity soup: inside the quest to end aging

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The author of the national bestseller Fat Land presents this fascinating and, at times, hilarious journey through the strange and wondrous world of longevity science and antiaging medicine-two fields that promise to reshape human life expectancy and transform modern medicine.
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What happens when you mix modern medical entrepreneurship with one of the most ancient of human desires—the desire to live forever? The answer is today's multibillion-dollar antiaging industry, which promises everything from restoring lost vitality to actually turning back the hands of time for aging boomers. But who, exactly, makes up the antiaging movement, and what do they expect from the vast and growing antiaging apothecary? Who is simply manufacturing money from spurious claims and dubious products, and who is performing legitimate scientific research? One thing is clear: by the mid-twenty-first century, America will have one million centenarians. How much older, then, can (and should) we get?

Sharp, funny, fast-paced, and deeply informed, Eternity Soup is a full-course meal about our quest for immortality, spiced with human vanity, chicanery, and cutting-edge science.

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subject_facet Aging -- Prevention, Longevity
title_display Eternity soup inside the quest to end aging
title_full Eternity Soup Inside the Quest to End Aging, Eternity soup [electronic resource] : inside the quest to end aging / Greg Critser, Eternity soup [sound recording] : inside the quest to end aging / Greg Critser
title_short Eternity soup
title_sub inside the quest to end aging
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