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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach
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Durk Pearson born in Illinois is a research scientist best known for coauthoring a series of books on longevity, beginning with Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach. Pearson graduated from MIT with a triple major in physics, biology, and psychology. Pearson has patents in the area of oil shale and tar sands recovery,  lasers, holography and supplement formulations. Nutrient Supplements , Common Sense Press, He and Sandy Shaw have written numerous articles on life extension , cognitive enhancement , anti-aging , weight loss , and other aspects of nutrition. Pearson and Shaw in a civil action challenged the constitutional validity of several U. Food and Drug Administration "FDA" regulations that require sellers of dietary supplements to obtain FDA authorization before labeling such supplements with "health claims.
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The authors promotes the theory that free radicals are a primary cause of aging and recommended antioxidant supplements to prevent the damage they supposedly do. One notable feature of the book is several full-page pictures of its male and female authors, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, striking bodybuilding poses and showing off some impressive muscles for "sedentary research scientists," which they claimed was due to the "growth hormone releasers" they took daily. Leonard Hayflick deemed it "a glib, superficial overview of the field. Roy Walford wrote, " gerontology has always been the happy hunting ground for faddists, charlatans, pseudoscientific fringe characters, and just misinformed enthusiasts with 'ready cures' for aging. Pearson and Shaw are among this long list of enthusiasts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.