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Borrowed Time by Sue Armstrong

Borrowed Time

The Science of How and Why We Age

Sue Armstrong

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Bloomsbury Sigma
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9781472936066

'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature

3 stars out of 5
James McConnachie
20 Jan 2019

"Armstrong is always clear, but she does cover a great deal of genetic, biological and medical ground. "

Unfortunately, every advance in ageing research, and every chapter of this book, raises hopes only to dash them. It can make it a frustrating read, as well as a fairly demanding one. Armstrong is always clear, but she does cover a great deal of genetic, biological and medical ground. She goes into a lot of detail on Alzheimer’s, in particular, running through all the risk factors, suspected genes, probable causes, and so on, before acknowledging that up to this time “nothing is clear”: we do not really know what causes Alzheimer’s, still less how it might be treated.

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