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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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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 👌🏻

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It's OK.

It's ok. interesting but it won't save your life. the nutrition side seems unnecessary - the key takeaway is follow common sense / avoid pills / data is inconclusive. feels like you don't need a book for this - an article could have summarized they key inputs well. but the author is quite objective and doesn't go for easy answers (always tempting) so I'm giving it a 3. I probably wouldn't have finished it if I were reading it.

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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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Very helpful and interesting

Great no nonsense book. Enjoyable performance. Definitely learned a few things from listening to this.

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Loved the no, nonsense approach.

The no-nonsence approach by the author and conveyed by the narrated kept me hooked from start to finish.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to listen to it again a few times. I have previously listened to a similar book written by a scientist called "Breakfast is a dangerous meal" ... alot of the diets you referred too including the medditarianian diet and the oily fish cropped up a lot there too...

This book however took a broader approach and didn't simply talk about diet, but just about every aspect of ones life and routine and what the current clinical science says is best for you (evidence based).

I particularly enjoyed the authors earthy ratings of the study's.

From this book I plan to reduce my over the counter supplements and instead try to concentrate more on getting them via my diet, I was also inspired to purchase my first over the counter oily fish to cook. goodbye useless omega 3 supp's hello fishy.

Thank you for the enlightenment and down to earth monologue so that even I could understand the message being conveyed "live long and prosper" though better life choices.

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persevere beyond the info re diet

persevere beyond the info re dietand you'll rewarded. I would have liked more depth regarding diet, especially in the areas of gut health and different types of fasting. especially where the author returns to healthy weight, autophagy and the effects of chronic inflammation. It's still a useful summary with some good ideas and observations that could be used to build a longer and healthier life regime

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  • 04-06-21

This is my kind of book

Informative but not patronising. You will listen to good advice based on the research that has taken place, but the author tells us that's not even conclusive or rigid. Not much I didn't know already as I listen and read loads of books on this subject, but a book I'd still like to replay and keep in my library.

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Amazing book

One of the best books I've bought off audible. Simple to understand and so inspiring