The Mindspan Diet

Pages: 304
Subject: Popular Science
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
9781780749549 (3 Nov 2016)
RRP £14.99

The Book

Alzheimer's casts its shadow over all our lives. Around the world people are living longer, but record numbers of us are also experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. The latest research shows that Alzheimer's disease has become a leading cause of death in developed countries - but now we have the knowledge that will enable us to extend the lives of both our bodies and our minds.

The Mindspan Diet reveals a simple plan for slowing cognitive decline. Studying the diets of the "Mindspan Elite” - cultures where people live longest and levels of dementia are low - as well as how certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr Estep shatters the myths about which foods are beneficial to our brains. Complete with delicious recipes and advice on shopping and reading nutrition labels, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavours life has to offer and remain lean, healthy and cognitively intact for a very long time.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
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. 


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

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