The Mindspan Diet

Pages: 304
Subject: Popular Science, Health
Imprint: Oneworld

The Mindspan Diet

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, and Keep Your Brain Young

Preston W. Estep, PhD

We have greatly underestimated the impact of dementia - America and Western Europe are the high risk areas
9781786071774 (3 Aug 2017)
RRP £9.99

The Book

Dementia is now the primary cause of death in many developed nations. While the search for an effective treatment continues, the question is: can anything be done to protect ourselves from Alzheimer's and other brain disorders?

Esteemed scientist Preston W. Estep presents a revolutionary plan to maximize the lives of both our bodies and our minds. He upends many of long-held beliefs about nutrition and ageing, revealing a new enemy and putting wine, bread and pasta back on the menu. Featuring seventy delicious recipes to sample and easy-to-follow dietary tips, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavours life has to offer and remain lean, healthy and brain fit for a very long time.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science, Health
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Preston W. Estep is an esteemed genome scientist, who is Director of Collections and Director of Gerontology at the Harvard Personal Genome Project. He is frequently called to address professional and public audiences, and is often interviewed journalists on genetics and longevity. He is an adviser to many start-ups and non-profit organizations in the healthcare industry. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts. 


‘The amazing new diet rules from a world-leading ageing expert that let you eat your way to a younger brain.'

- Daily Mail


- Telegraph

A fascinating guide to modifying your diet to prolong the longevity of your brain as well as your health.'

- Professor Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth

‘You owe it to your family, friends and personal curiosity to digest and share this amazing feast of ideas.'

- George M. Church, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Eye-opening...fascinating, important...Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one's mindspan.'

- Publishers Weekly, starred review

‘A cogent, and at times provocative, view of how our lifestyles influence not only how long we live, but how well we age… provides a few simple changes that we can all incorporate to give ourselves the best opportunity for longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.'

- Matthew Kaeberlein, PhD, Professor of Pathology, co-Director of the University of Washington Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, and the founding Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington

‘Describes recent evidence showing that diets also influence brain aging and discusses in detail dietary choices that will maximize your chances of having a long ‘mindspan.' His conclusions are compelling and provocative.'

- Brian Kennedy, PhD, President and CEO Buck Institute for Research on Aging

‘Centers on positive lifestyle and diet changes, with superb recipes and surprising insights into errors in mainstream nutritional wisdom.'

- Ronald C. Kessler, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book [has] useful information about aging.'

- Library Journal