Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be? Hardcover – Large Print, Jan 1999
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About the Author
Michael Roizen, M.D., is a world-renowned physician whose extensive list of accomplishments includes founding and directing the Chicago Program for Executive Health, and chairing the top-ten rated department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. Dr. Roizen is the former Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice-President for Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Upstate in New York as well as the past chair of an FDA Advisory Committee.He has been listed in The Best Doctors in America for the last fourteen years. He authored the number one New York Times bestseller RealAge: Are You As Young As You Can Be? He has made numerous appearances on national television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20 and Good Morning America, to promote how making healthy choices in your life makes your "RealAge" different than your biological age.Dr. Roizen lives in Syracuse, New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
In the area of weight loss, Roizen's message could not be more conventional. Like countless previous diet book authors, Roizen wants to believe that the health and longevity of lean folks who have never been fat is a health and longevity tied strictly to weight: achieve and sustain that weight and you will automatically be healthy and long-lived. Unfortunately, this is not an outcome which has ever been demonstrated in a clinical trial. At best, losing weight produces no effect on longevity and at worst it appears to shorten the lives of those who attempt it.
In the area of cholesterol, Roizen is all for micromanaging it through any means possible. Diet and exercise for starters and drugs if necessary. Completely unmentioned is the ability of a single annual donation of blood to do a much better job of risk reduction. Statin drugs can prevent only about three out of every ten coronary events. And each prevented event comes at a cost of roughly half a million dollars. Blood donation prevents better than nine out of ten coronary events. And does it for free, does it without side effects and does it while providing a social benefit.
RealAge is a book for people who need to believe that they are doing everything humanly possible to improve their health and extend their lives. Dr. John Cocker, a long-time general practitioner, bluntly sums up this understandable desire:
"We have little control over our health. Apart from stopping smoking, wearing seat belts and avoiding high-risk sexual activity, there's not much we can do to improve our health.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I thought this book had some useful information when I first read it several years ago. After I read it, I stopped taking selenium supplements and decreased my daily dosage of... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004
"Real Age" is a nice addition to the self-help health book market with a unique approach that draws a line between your chronological age and your "real" age. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002 by nemoistic
I ORIGINALLY GOT THE BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY. I FOUND IT TO BE STRAIGHTFORWARD,EASY TO UNDERSTAND.IT WAS IN A FORM THAT CAN EASILY BE UNDERSTOOD BY JUST ABOUT EVERYONE. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2001
I found many interesting things in this book that is written for the masses. However, like exercising, everyone needs to decide or get a professionals opinion about what is good... Read morePublished on July 7 2001 by Richard Danchik
It was this book that opened my eyes on how well I was or wasn't taking care of myself. I was motivated after the first chapter to do things like taking aspirin, limit cell phone... Read morePublished on April 1 2000 by Richard Danchik
Real age takes information most people know (and some that most people don't) and puts in a framework that is easy to understand. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2000
I was pretty excited about the book, but it doesn't tell much you don't get from doing the quiz on the web site, realage.com. Save your money...Published on Jan. 12 2000 by Jasper Walker
Thanks to this book I've reduced my age from 34 to 29, and have more energy than I have in years. The beauty of Roizen's program is that some of the steps are extremely easy, like... Read morePublished on Dec 15 1999 by a reader
Okay, this is a superficial and frivilous review. I admit it but it is possibly based on some of the same "scientific" evidence presented in this book. Read morePublished on Dec 10 1999 by The Godfather