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ISBN:
030740790X
Author:
Greg Critser
Category:
Aging
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crown; First Edition, 1st Printing edition (January 26, 2010)
Pages:
256 pages
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1784 kb
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4.7
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In Eternity Soup, acclaimed science writer Greg Critser takes us to every outpost of the antiaging landscape, home to zealots and skeptics, charlatans, and ingenious clinicians and academics.

In Eternity Soup, acclaimed science writer Greg Critser takes us to every outpost of the antiaging landscape, home to zealots and skeptics, charlatans, and ingenious clinicians and academics. We visit a conference of the Caloric Restriction Society, whose members-inspired by certain laboratory findings involving mice-live their lives in a state just above starvation. It’s only the first five years that are uncomfortable, says on. We meet the new wave of pharmacists who are reviving the erstwhile art of compounding -using mortar and pestle to mix extravagantly profitable potions for aging.

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This book is an interesting and humorous exploration of the science and quackery associated with anti-aging. Almost all of the content of this book is based on first-hand interviews with the scientists (and quacks) working in the field of anti-aging. The author attended countless symposia, workshops, and conferences on the subject.

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Guy Raz speaks with Greg Critser, author of Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging

Guy Raz speaks with Greg Critser, author of Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging. Dr. Forgacs was one of the people profiled in the new book called "Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging," which sounds impossible, but writer Greg Critser found dozens of doctors and scientists who believe it's possible to dramatically increase the normal human lifespan well beyond the age of 100. Greg Critser joins me from member station KPCC in Pasadena, California. Welcome to the program. Mr. GREG CRITSER (Author, "Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging"): Thank you.

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Mix the latest and most rigorous scientific research, irrepressible old-fashioned entrepreneurship, and the ancient human desire to live forever (or at least a lot longer) and the result is today’s exploding multibillion-dollar antiaging industry. Its achievements are so far mostly marginal, but its promises flow with all the allure of a twenty-first-century fountain of youth. In Eternity Soup, acclaimed science writer Greg Critser takes us to every outpost of the antiaging landscape, home to zealots and skeptics, charlatans, and ingenious clinicians and academics.We visit a conference of the Caloric Restriction Society, whose members—inspired by certain laboratory findings involving mice—live their lives in a state just above starvation. (“It’s only the first five years that are uncomfortable,” says one.) We meet the new wave of pharmacists who are reviving the erstwhile art of “compounding”—using mortar and pestle to mix extravagantly profitable potions for aging boomers seeking to recapture flagging sexual vitality. Here, too, are the theorists and researchers who are seeking to understand the cellular-level causes of senescence and aging and others who say, Why bother with that? Instead, we should just learn how to repair and replace organs and tissue that break down, like a vintage automobile collector who keeps a century-old Model T shining and running like new.Eternity Soup is a simmering brew of tes­tosterone patches, human growth hormone (so promising and so potentially dangerous), theories that view aging as a curable disease, laboratory-grown replacement organs (“I want to build a kidney,” says one proponent. “It is such a stup-eed organ!”), and bountiful other troubling, hilarious, and invigorating ingredients. Critser finds plenty of chicanery and credulousness in the antiaging realm but also a surprising degree of optimism, even among some formerly sober skeptics, that we may indeed be on the cusp of something big. And that elicits its own new set of concerns: How will our society cope with a projected new cohort of a million healthy centenarian Americans? How will they liberate themselves from the age segregation that shunts them off to “God’s Waiting Rooms” in the sunbelt? Where will they find joy and meaning to match the inevitable loss that comes with longevity? Eternity Soup is an illuminating, wry, and provocative consideration of a long-dreamed-about world that may now be becoming a reality.
  • Faehn
No matter what age you are, you should be doing whatever you can to stay healthy and increase your healthy lifespan. That simply makes good sense. If you agree, the next question is what is it that we should be doing? There are so many nay-sayers, and there are so many crooks willing to take our money for products at best worthless and at worst dangerous. Of course there are also a lot of good, potentially helpful, valid options out there. We may soon be increasing lifespan more than a year every year - and you know that means. You could live vastly healthier and longer. But how? It's impossible to sort through the myriad of hype and half truths put out by media on deadline. Where are the really top notch investigative reporters? Well here is one: Greg Critser. He delves deep. He captures the excitement of what is happening and what it could mean, the ups and downs, the thrill of the chase and the fog of ignorance that science is working through. Without taking sides, Greg helped me see the many different sides to this quest, perhaps the greatest and least heralded that man has ever been on. After all, we're talking about something larger than championship rings or gold medals even. This is what may be standing between us and death. Although there are no pat answers here, and the truth is, as always, somewhat complicated, Greg clarified about as much as I could expect as a layperson, and it was easy reading. I only wish there were a simple answer, but now, at least, I have a useful map of the land.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
If Greg Critser wrote a book about the making of paper bags, I would read it -- he makes things that interesting. His earlier book Fatland changed how my family and I look at food, and I began casting a wary eye at pharmaceutical commercials after Generation Rx. He takes science and looks at it through the lens of culture, both public and personal. He injects serious subjects with wit -- both generous and sardonic. He finds the stories within the science and explores them in a way that has me retelling them to friends later. His subjects are timely (witness the cover of Time Magazine the week after Eternity Soup was published) and as someone who is feeling the fluctuating hormones of middle age, who looks in the mirror daily and has to decide if I like what I see, I found Eternity Soup fascinating -- as much of a wake-up call as Fatland was 6 years ago.
  • Gietadia
Greg Critser has done a rare thing in his latest book, Eternity Soup: He has examined the whole realm of anti-aging science, past and present, in a highly-readable, highly-entertaining narrative that enables a non-science guy like myself to truly understand the various scientific tracks currently being pursued. The whole anti-aging issue is quite a fascinating one that should interest anyone who possesses a curiosity about science and medicine and/or the quest to prolong human life. And... it also turns out that the anti-aging world consists of an amazingly colorful cast of characters who are entertainingly brought to life by a writer who is as adept as any gifted novelist you may admire. Bravo, Greg Critser. I wholeheartedly recommend Eternity Soup... and I am anxiously awaiting your next book!
  • Rleillin
Don't let the subject matter scare you off. This was an absolutely fantastic read. I can't recall reading another science based book that was so informative yet so thoroughly entertaining. I found myself laughing out loud while reading some of the chapters. Put me down as a pre-order for Critser's next book---whatever the subject!
  • Murn
I saw Eternity Soup recommeded in last month's Scientific American and they were right. This is a fascinating story about aging and not only why it occurs but how scientists and lay people are trying to both understand aging and avoid aging. Critser writes with a command of the subject and some of the the lengths people will go to avoid the aging process and is the price they pay for not aging worth it.
  • I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
I loved the book. It really made you think. Since my grandmother lived to be 105, I hope to be a Centenarian,also, but wanting the quality of life like stated in the book.This was a fast read being humorous, entertaining, and educational with interesting interviews and studies explained by Greg.I can't wait for Critser's next intriguing and thought provoking book! Bravo!!
  • Nalmetus
Like the way Critser weaves a story about the wonderful and wacky world of our quest to stay young. His narrative style punctuated with scientific facts is an engaging style and a stimulating read. Loved Fatland and this is another great book by Critser.
I am a scientist working in the biotech industry. This book, written by a talented journalist, gives a lot of technical information from a neutral stand. I like it.