* Time magazine and CNN medical correspondent examines the front lines of the war on aging and the search for immortality
Since the beginning of mankind, adventurers and scientists have dispensed with logic and chased life, believing that not only could we delay death but would even dare say that 'practical immortality' was within our reach. They may be right.
Dr Gupta explores the medical world's quest to satisfy the insatiable desire of millions of baby boomers to stave off the aging process. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging - extending your healthy and active life - Dr Gupta blends together compelling stories of the most up-to-date scientific breakthroughs from around the world.
Controversially, longevity is not about eating well, but about eating less; nutritional supplements are a waste of money and eating chocolate and drinking coffee can make you healthier. Stem cell therapy can stop degenerative diseases like diabetes, stroke and cancer and advances in gene sequencing and nanotechnology may provide a real fountain of youth...
Dr Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows domestically and internationally . His bestselling book Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less was made into a 6-part documentary on CNN and focused on Dr. Gupta's travels to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy, and Turkey to uncover secrets to living a longer and better life.