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Longevity Profile: Lifespan by David Sinclair

Jul 31

It’s almost been 2 years since Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics and anti-aging celebrity, Dr. David Sinclair introduced his thought-provoking book “Lifespan: Why we age and why we don’t have to”. Since then, much has happened, but the book’s primary view – that aging will soon become optional – is still in full force in the medical realm. 

However, the ever-evolving longevity research community may view Dr. Sinclair’s ‘Information Theory of Aging’ as an orthodox one. Whether you’re just diving into longevity science or have been a longtime member of this ever-expanding community, you might find yourself thinking: should you read it? Our answer to this question is simply a resounding yes.

And while the book tackles some very complicated scientific topics, Lifespan, surprisingly, is an easy and comfortable read. According to Dr. Sinclair, this was possible due to his co-author Matthew D LaPlante’s skills, as well as Catherine Delphia’s impressive illustrations.

Throughout the book, Dr. Sinclair offers highly personal tales about what inspired him to seek a career in aging research (which he describes as the late 1990’s "backwater of biology"), presents his innovative hypothesis on why we age and ponders over how the world may be – and what changes will be needed when we all live to be 120 or more. It's a fantastic and enlightening book that everyone interested in prolonging their lifespan should read.

 Dr. Sinclair's own longevity routine is also outlined in the book, where he talks about what he takes daily to help slow aging down, which consists of metformin, an NAD+ booster, and other supplements.

Ready to dive in? You can find out more and get your hands on Lifespan from many online retailers, such as, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon. You can also find the audiobook on Kindle.

 If you'd like to get in touch with a medical professional who is up to speed on the newest aging studies, click here for more information.

About David Sinclair

David Sinclair, PhD has earned over 25 honors for his medical studies. In 2014, Times magazine included him in the list of “100 most influential people in the world.” He is a Genetics Professor at Harvard Medical School, Co-Chief editor of the Journal of Ageing, the Founding Director of Paul F Glenn Labs for Ageing Research, and Conjoint Professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.