Alzheimer's casts its shadow over all our lives. Around the world people are living longer, but record numbers of us are also experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. The latest research shows that Alzheimer's disease has become a leading cause of death in developed countries - but w we have the kwledge that will enable us to extend the lives of both our bodies and our minds. The Mindspan Diet reveals a simple plan for slowing cognitive decline. Studying the diets of the Mindspan Elite - cultures where people live longest and levels of dementia are low - as well as how certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr Estep shatters the myths about which foods are beneficial to our brains. Complete with delicious recipes and advice on shopping and reading nutrition labels, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavours life has to offer and remain lean, healthy and cognitively intact for a very long time.
Preston W. Estep is an esteemed genome scientist, who is Director of Collections and Director of Gerontology at the Harvard Personal Genome Project. He is frequently called to address professional and public audiences, and is often interviewed journalists on genetics and longevity. He is an adviser to many start-ups and non-profit organizations in the healthcare industry. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts.