Bonnier Books UK has acquired Age Proof — The New Science of Living a Longer and Healthier Life, a "groundbreaking" book on ageing, written by Professor Rose Anne Kenny.
World rights were acquired from Bill Hamilton at A M Heath Literary Agency. It will be published by the Lagom imprint on 27th January 2022.
Using Kenny’s "cutting-edge" research, the book will reveal why and how some people live longer, fitter, healthier and happier lives than others. Age Proof will also advise readers on the simple steps they can take – at any point in their lives – to ensure that they age in the best way possible.
Kenny is a physician and researcher who has been head of the academic department of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin since 2006. She is the founding principal investigator of The Irish LongituDinal study on Ageing and has published over 600 scientific publications. She was also admitted as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2014.
She said: "We all grow old, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that we control 80% of our ageing biology. I am pleased to be able to bring key learnings from my experience as a clinician and a researcher in the field of ageing into my first commercial book, Age Proof. What makes my book unique is that it is a distillation of my team’s cutting-edge research, which is one of the most comprehensive multidimensional studies worldwide, coupled with over 35 years of clinical experience in ageing medicine. My hope is that readers of all ages will take away a clear understanding of the changes they can implement now to ensure they live the longest, healthiest and happiest life."
Michelle Signore, editorial director for Lagom, commented: "I am thrilled to have an author of Professor Kenny’s calibre on the Lagom list. As well as being an expert in her field, Rose Anne is a natural storyteller. What I love so much about her writing is how she makes scientific theory completely accessible to the reader. Anyone who reads her book will come away equipped with the knowledge that there are clear steps they can take, right now, to ensure they live a long and healthy life. I have already started to put her advice into practice in my own life!"
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