Helen Vlassar is Professor Emeritus and former Director of Diabetes and Aging Research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Sandra Woodruff has a master's of science in food and nutrition from Florida State University. Gary E. Striker, a Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, has conducted research focusing on kidney disease and its complications.
"Helen Vlassara, MD, has spent years studying another type of age--as an acronym for advanced glycation end products . . . In [Dr. Vlassara's AGE-Less Diet], Vlassara--along with nutrition expert Sandra Woodruff, RD, and geriatrics researcher Gary Striker, MD--explains why AGEs are so harmful and how you can modify your diet to reduce your AGE intake . . . [t]he idea is to eat foods that are lower in AGEs to start with--and to use moist-heat cooking methods, such as poaching, steaming, stewing and braising, along with acid-based marinades and dressings (acids reduce AGE formation). The book provides recipes to help the reader get started."--Lisa James "Energy Times Magazine (online edition) "
"[The authors'] overall message is inspiring: take a proactive approach to reducing the risk of getting degenerative diseases. They assure readers: 'You have it within your power to take control of what you and your loved ones consume.' "--Karen Springen "Booklist "
"Physician Vlassara (The AGE-Less Way), physician Striker, and nutritionist Woodruff zero in on advanced glycation end products (aptly shortened to AGEs), offering readers a lucid explanation of how these chemical compounds damage and age the body . . . Based on a wealth of scientific evidence, the authors' "game-changing" discoveries come across as sensible solutions for those amenable to some uncomplicated culinary modifications."--Publishers Weekly
"Helen Vlassara, MD [along with co-authors Sandra Woodruff, MS, RD, and Gary E. Striker, MD] has written an excellent book on this subject. I urge everybody to buy her book, Dr. Vlassara's AGE-less Diet . . . Dr. Vlassara has written over a hundred scientific papers on this topic, and has been one of world's leading researchers in this field for the past thirty-five years. The first three chapters of the book have an excellent scientific discussion. She cites about 100 references, which I have reviewed, and they provide excellent documentation of all [the book's] statements . . . Dr. Vlassara's AGE-less Diet requires no pills, no drugs, no extra money, no caloric restriction. Just the information required to avoid toxins."--Alan S. Green, MD
"Dr. Vlassara is a verbal encyclopedia of information about AGEs."--David Snow, host of longtime acclaimed DOCTOR HEALTH radio show