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W&N Popular Science HB / TPB January 2016 £20.00 / £16.99 320pp 978 0 297 60923 0 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 60924 7

Dr Elizabeth Blackburn won the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 2009 for her discoveries in telomere biology.


A ground-breaking book on how to slow down the ageing process. Nobel prize winning Dr Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called telomeres, which can help to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them. The book specifically looks at ideas including: how biological age is not chronological age, a biological basis for the mind-body connection, how sleep and diet can affect telomeres and, shockingly, how mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres. The Telomere Solution also offers tools and advice on how to determine cellular age and telomere health. Dr Elizabeth Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her discovery of telomeres and their role in the ageing process, and has previously been named in TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Dr Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist who has conducted pioneering research uncovering the psychobiological mechanisms related to how stress ages us and compromises our health – from emotional eating to unhealthy storage of abdominal fat to telomere shortening.



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W&N Non-fiction • January 2016