WE'VE ALL SEEN THE HEADLINES:

The Pill That Can Prevent Cancer!

A Guaranteed Way To Avoid Alzheimer's Disease!

The Food That Lowers Bad Cholesterol!

BUT WHAT SHOULD WE BELIEVE?

ONCE UPON A TIME, maintaining your health seemed relatively simple. But today we're barraged by a never-ending array of conflicting medical advice. It's all terribly confusing, and most of us aren't sure what news we can trust and what we can ignore. Doctor Chopra Says offers a solution that will help you make the right decisions for your health.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra teams up with renowned cardiologist Dr. Alan Lotvin to give you the most cutting-edge medical research available. Doctor Chopra Says explains how you can tell the difference between true medical news and irrelevant media hype, covering such vital topics as:

· Is wine the best medicine?

· Which cancer screening methods are effective?

· Is there a "best" diet for you?

· What one vitamin should everyone be taking? (And why you can throw away all the rest.)

· Are statins the new miracle drug?

Filled with authoritative advice from many of the top medical experts in their respective fields, Doctor Chopra Says gives you the tools you need to lead a healthier, happier, and longer life.

The media MYTHS, the medical FACTS,

and health ESSENTIALS revealed . . .

MYTH: Megadoses of vitamin E might stave off some cancers, Alzheimer's Disease, macular degeneration, and other serious health problems.

FACT: Taken regularly over a long period of time, vitamin E supplements of more than 450 mg can be extremely dangerous.

MYTH: Drinking too much coffee has been linked to health problems, including heart attacks, birth defects, pancreatic cancer, osteoporosis, and miscarriages.

FACT: People who drink coffee have significantly reduced their chance of developing liver cancer.

MYTH: Vaccines may cause extremely serious health problems, including autism.

FACT: There is absolutely no evidence of a link between vaccines and autism.

MYTH: People can get enough vitamin D3 from exposure to the sun for fifteen minutes a day.

FACT: During the winter, people living north of about 35o latitude cannot get the necessary UV light from the sun.

As Faculty Dean of Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra provides the most up-to-date medical information to thousands of doctors from around the world each year. Now, in this book, he and Dr. Alan Lotvin bring this important, life-changing information directly to people everywhere, so that you too can benefit from the best, most reliable medical knowledge available today.
Not every study that the media reports on is reliable, and Drs. Chopra and Lotvin show readers how they can tell which ones to pay to attention and which to ignore. In this book they explore medicine's most controversial and exciting subjects, revealing new breakthroughs that affect your health and debunking the myths that you've always wondered about. It answers questions about a wide range of topics. Highlights include:

-Food and Drink: Is coffee a lifesaver? Is there really a "best" diet for you?\

-Drugs, Vitamins, and Supplements: Does Vitamin D prevent cancer? What supplements have value, and which are a waste of money? (Hint: almost all of them!)

-Medicine: What cancer screening methods are effective? What's the truth about stem cells?

-Alternative Medicine: Does acupuncture work? Can meditation or yoga make you healthy?

-Health Risks: Can cellphones cause tumors? Is it dangerous to drink from plastic bottles?

Using only the most current, most trustworthy scientific studies and interviews with the world's top authorities, A Longer Life, A Healthier Life explodes dozens of medical "facts" we all believe and provides surprisingly hopeful information about the latest research breakthroughs.

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