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RNZ Interview: Doug Wilson on ageing and longevity

If you want to live a long healthy life – exercise, socialise and eat a Mediterranean-style diet, says medical academic and author of Ageing for Beginners Doug Wilson. Personal longevity is about 25 percent dictated by genes and about 75 percent dictated by "luck and lifestyle", says the London-based New Zealander who describes himself as "pretty fit and pretty well" at 80. Keep an eye on your health so you can take action as early as possible, says Wilson. "Use the medical system to get early diagnosis of those things that you can have treated and therefore eliminate them from having a negative potential on the rest of your life." The diet with the most consistently proven longevity benefit

Health Central article - Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process. Dr Doug Wilson has expertise in many fields. Once head of Medicine and Regulatory Affairs for pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr Wilson is also the author of several successful children’s books. He is now sharing his wealth of knowledge on aging – and how to do so successfully. His new book, inspired largely by the longevity of his parents who lived to the age of 97 and 99 respectively, gives practical advice to guide readers gently into their golden years. Aging for Beginners draws upon research Dr Wilson stumbled upon whilst working at Oxford Univ

Stuff.co.nz - Guidebook provides advice on ageing

A guidebook to getting old has been published, packed full of science and statistics. 'Aging for Beginners: Getting older in today's world – what it means for you' by Dr Doug Wilson went on sale at Paper Plus stores on Thursday. Aimed at people aged 30 to 60 years old, the books gives a heads up on the health issues, financial concerns and social matters that are likely to affect people in their later years, according to statistics. "You don't exactly know whats going to happen, but if you're aware of what could happen, and what you can do – such as a getting a budget – then you can make informed choices, rather than random choices," Wilson said. View the full article here.