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Summary

We all want to be healthier and stronger and live longer, but what really works?  

From stress to saturated fats, HIIT to HRT, veganism to vitamins, This Book Could Save Your Life debunks the fads and explores the real science of better health.

What's the best way to lose weight (and keep it off)?

How can you ensure a good night's sleep?

What are the real superfoods?

How can you minimise the risks of getting diabetes, cancer or Alzheimer's?

And how can you slow the ageing process?   

Cutting through confusing statistics and terrifying headlines, here is the truth about dieting, drugs, 10,000 steps a day, bacon, calorie counting, coffee, dairy, sleep, fibre, hangovers, salt, sugar, cardio, sunscreen, statins, vitamins and much more.   

Full of the latest research and groundbreaking evidence, packed with useful advice, this book really could save your life. 

©2020 New Scientist and Graham Lawton (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Some extremely interesting content

This book isn't going to tell you how to live your life, that choice is up to you. What it offers is unbiased scientific evidence, which at times you may feel that some is contradictory. That's because the author accepts that some things are not yet well enough understood. This well-written, fantastically narrated book will give you the evidence you need to make your own mind up.

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Nothing new here. Disappointed.

Disappointed as i was looking for great scientific approach book. A quote from this book ( i hope ive got this right) is: “When will these drugs be available? Soon, maybe”! The narrator is wrong choice , 1/2 spot on with confident delivery and 1/2 almost theatrical. Which sums up the book. If you have access to the internet and 1/2 a brain to distill the rubbish of it, youll probably know everything this book- sorry i prefer to recommend audio books but to me this is a waisted credit

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You may not live longer...

You may not live longer... but it will certainly feel like you are, as all the foods you love are listed with reasons as to why they are killing you, immediately destroying any joy you may have gotten from them. But seriously this is an excellent eye opening guide into everything nutrition related. The audiobook is also well narrated and is as entertaining as it is informative.

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Balanced and evidence based

Like some said, it might not tell you any new facts that you've never heard of but it will definitely provide the background and the key research behind the most common advice and myths about wellbeing. it encourages your critical thinking when it comes to media coverage on wellbeing and the science behind it; and equipps to spot clickbait headlines and fake experts. It's an incredible summary of key research on each of the topics and lovely to listen to.

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Fantastic

As a nutritional therapist and personal trainer, I have recommended this book to many of my clients as it answers a lot of the questions I get asked daily. The level of evidence found is exceptional and I enjoyed the narrator 👌🏻