6 Great Health Books to Read This Year (PBS Next Avenue)

PBS’ “Next Avenue” highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School and his book, The Longevity Diet. Longo’s research suggests that applying a fasting-mimicking diet three or four times a year can activate as well as boost regeneration and rejuvenation in stem cells. Longo holds that this diet reduces the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.