What are some great books on aging and longevity? Which are the books that the founders of NOVOS have loved reading?
Here you can find the top 20 books on longevity, in no particular order.
The rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime
Aubrey de Grey
Probably the go-to-book for people who are interested in the science of aging. The book is quite sciencey and in-depth, but still enjoyable to read.
Why we age – and why we don’t have to
Professor David Sinclair goes all out on the role of the epigenome in aging. The book also expounds on his discoveries into sirtuins and the NMN/NR/NAD+ pathway.
THE LONGEVITY CODE
Secrets to living well for longer from the front lines of science
A practical book on what we can do to live longer, with a focus on nutrition to slow down aging, while also explaining new biotechnologies to live longer.
Investing in the age of longevity
Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi
This book, written by two biotech investors, gives a great oversight of interesting longevity companies, researchers and technologies to slow down aging.
WHY WE AGE
This book goes deeper into the how and why of aging, including why aging occurs in nature and why animals age at different rates.
THE LONGEVITY DIET
Discover the new science behind stem cell activation d and regeneration to slow aging, fight disease and optimize weight
Professor Valter Longo is an expert in fasting and the fasting mimicking diet (FMD), and generally in nutrition to slow down aging.
TIME OF OUR LIVES
The science of human aging
A book that goes deeper into the evolutionary why of aging: why does aging exist in the first place, what is the role of sex in accelerating aging, and why do women live longer than men are few of the questions the book explores.
THE YOUTH PILL
Scientists at the brink of an anti-aging revolution
Written by a journalist, this book explores companies and researchers in their quest to find therapies to slow down aging.
THE 120 YEAR DIET
Double your vital years
An interesting take on nutrition, nutrients and caloric restriction to extend lifespan.
A MEANS TO AN END
The biological basis of aging death
William R. Clark
Written by an longevity scientist, this book explores various aspects of aging, both from an evolutionary and biological viewpoint.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING
Heal your body through intermittent, alternate-day and extended fasting
Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore
Dr. Jason Fung has had great success in improving and sometimes even reversing type 2 diabetes, hearth and overweight patients through fasting (and a healthy diet). This book is a great guide on how to fast.
9 steps to living well forever
Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman
A practical guide on what foods to eat or supplements to take to live a longer healthier life.
CRACKING THE AGING CODE
The new science of growing old – and what it means for staying young
Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan
An original take on the why of aging: contrary to common scientific opinion, the author explains why he believes aging is programmed by evolution. Whether you agree or not, or believe in group selection or not, it’s an interesting read. And Josh Mitteldorf also writes a great blog.
Secrets of the healthiest, sharpest centenarians
Dr. Barzilai is one of the driving forces behind the TAME trial (targeting aging with metformin) and a big proponent to develop medication to slow down aging.
The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
Stephen Cave and Michael Shermer
Granted, this book is not really about how to slow down aging. It is about the millennia old quest of people, rulers and civilizations to deal with and conquer death. This book is definitely a great read for people interested in the history of longevity.