To increase one's life span qualitatively as well as quantitatively, Walford ( Maximum Life Span, professor of pathology at UCLA School of Medicine, persuasively argues the merits of his solidly researched "high/low" diet (high in nutritive quality, low in calories) that he maintains will reduce one's "setpoint" weightthe body's natural weight when not dieting or overeatingwhen followed over a long-term (four to six years) period. The healthful recipes are mostly creative and appealing, but some dieters may be discouraged by unfamiliar (baked soybeans with kombu) or extensive ingredients (there are 23 in Eternal Youth chili), and unusual preparation methods (steak is wrapped in an oven cooking bag and cooked in a double boiler). But readers will appreciate the critical examination of current medical trends (antioxidants, vitamin supplements, exercise, bodybuilding), as well as an explanation of food-related causes of potentially fatal diseases (excessive salt and hypertension, fat and breast and prostate cancer, for example). BOMC alternate.
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The only real problem with this book is that too many have come before it. Dr. Walford refers to many of his colleagues in the field of healthful living advice, such as Nathan Pritikin and Jane Brody. He agrees, disagrees, and qualifies their contentions, but adds mainly the results of animal studies to the literature. The reader is asked frequently to accept the results of his informed guesses about what works and what doesn't. He believes that all can achieve longevity with a high-nutrient diet that is low in calories. He recommends staying leaner than the insurance charts' acceptable weights, and exercising the equivalent of 15 miles of jogging a week, but no more. Menus, recipes, and calorie charts are included. A rather technical book with a simple and familiar message. Allayne C. Heyduk, Riverside Sch., Oneonta, N.Y.
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