Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory

Nutrition for a Long Life Publication date : September 1, 2002

A long life is built gradually from early childhood. But regardless of one’s age, it is never too late. Longevity is not only a question of genes: most of us are capable of living in good health for a long time. But how? The answer, according to Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory, is by eating healthily and following some basic health rules. Today, most serious illnesses (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s, among others) can be prevented thanks to good eating habits and healthy living. In other words, we all play an active role in the way our lives unfold, and we have the means to prepare our own longevity. This practical manual will allow each reader to find and maintain his or her maximum energy and, above all, to learn the arts of eating and living. The author’s advice and recommendations are based on recent scientific studies: What do we really know about the dietary customs practised in Crete and Japan? Do people really live longer in the Caucasian mountains? What sort of oil should be consumed in order to protect the heart? How can osteoporosis be prevented? What substitutes are available for those who are allergic to, or do not tolerate, lactose? What is the verdict on pharmafoods? What about hormones? How can intelligence be improved?

Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory is a physician specialised in nutritional gerontology, public health and sport medicine, at Hôpital Emile-Roux near Paris. Editor of the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, she is also adviser for food-industry.