The Longevity List
Myth Busting The Top Ways to Live a Long and Healthy Life
Professor Merlin Thomas

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The Facts About How to Live a Long and Healthy Life
Red wine is good for us. Alcohol is bad for us. Cut out sugar. Eat less fat. Eat more fat. Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy.

How can we separate fact from fad? Written by medical clinician Merlin Thomas, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will help you live a long and healthy life.
Along the way you’ll discover stacks of intriguing, entertaining, and often very funny facts. Why do people get drunk more quickly on champagne? Is caffeine really a performance-enhancing drug? Can chocolate improve your sex life?

​​​​​​​This is the one-stop checklist to living a life that might just see you reach your 100th birthday and beyond! 
The Longevity List in the Media

Australian Nurisng and Midwife Journal, September 2017
The Longevity List takes a light-hearted and entertaining approach looking at the evidence of the wealth of health information we are bombarded with. A physician and research scientist, Thomas aims to sort the medical fact from health industry myths – and provides his scientifically backed verdict.”

ABC The Night Life, September 2017
“What does it take to live a long and healthy life? Professor Merlin Thomas, author of The Longevity List, is our guest tonight to sort out the fact from the fiction when it comes to the things that really make a difference.” 


ABC Sydney, September 2017
“debunks the myths around living a long healthy life” 


ABC Central Coast Breakfast, September 2017
“it is great to be able to communicate science in a friendly, interesting way, this book busts a lot of myths but is also is a rollicking good read” 


SA Weekend, September 2017
“Should I cut down on alcohol? An Aussie professor’s new book on living longer separates fact from fairy tale” 

2UE Talking Lifestyle, September 2017
“the magic formula to living longer” 

Radio NZ, September 2017
Professor Merlin Thomas joined Radio NZ Nine, talking with Kathryn Ryan about his latest book The Longevity List.