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Co-author Fast Living, Slow Ageing

Professor Christopher Thomas is a physician and a scientist.  His work links the complex disciplines of biochemistry and biology to the real needs of real people.

His research laboratory is situated at the JDRF/ Danielle Alberti Memorial Centre for the study of Diabetes Complications at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. Their work is focused on reducing the burden of diabetes and kidney disease in Australia. They explore the underlying mechanisms of how these two conditions damage key organs in the body, essentially leading to accelerated ageing. In particular, their work focuses on advanced glycation, inflammation, oxidative stress and obesity, the four main elements of ageing.

Dr Thomas has published over 150 articles in many of the worlds leading medical journals. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Australia, the Australian NHMRC, Kidney Health Australia and the National Heart Foundation also support the work of Dr Thomas.

Christopher is co-author of the book ‘Fast living, Slow ageing’  which provides an opportunity for the general public to get into the mind of a real scientist; to discover how things really work and how to make the most of our choices based on evidence and understanding. Dr Thomas has a unique knack for being able to make the most complex science seem common sense. Without avoiding the details, he has been able to fashion a logical and likable narrative, that everyone can follow.

Blog entries by Christopher Thomas

  • Testosterone supplement benefits & risks

    Combating the andropause

    Testosterone is important for the health of both men and women, but if you are deficient in the male hormone, you may need to take a t..Read more

    Testosterone is important for men and women's health, but if you are deficient in the male hormone, you may need to take a testosterone supplement.

  • Health effects of tea & coffee

    Health effects of tea and coffee

    Even though prevailing evidence shows water is always the best choice of beverage, a lot of us choose to drink oth..Read more

    Even though we all know water is the best choice of beverage, many of us choose other drinks, and here we look at some of health effects of tea and coffee.

  • Reduce calorie intake to prevent disease

    Reduce calorie intake to avoid chronic disease and cancer

    If you reduce calorie intake you will be better placed to deal with the biggest health challenge you'll face as you age. It isn't ..Read more

    If you reduce calorie intake you will be better placed to deal with the biggest health challenge you'll face as you age: fat accumulation.

  • How to increase melatonin levels

    Melatonin has a range of health benefits, and here we explain what it is, why it's important and how to increase me..Read more

    Melatonin has a range of health benefits, and here we explain what it is, why it's important and how to increase melatonin levels.

  • How to prevent osteoporosis

    What happens to our bones as we age?

    Bone is not a lifeless skeleton, but rather a dynamic metabolic organ always on the go. On the outside, new bone is continuously built up, layer upon ..Read more

    Osteoporosis has significant health and social impacts on people. Here we explain what the disease is, and ways to prevent osteoporosis.

  • Slow digestion to slow aging

    Fast food fast tracks weight gain

    Fast food generally means fast calories and a fast track to excess energy and weight gain, so below we outline why it's important to slow digestion.

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    Fast food generally means fast calories and a fast track to excess energy and weight gain, so we have outlined why it's important to slow digestion.

  • The slow aging diet principles

    If you follow our seven slow aging diet principles, you will be well on your way to living a healthy and happy life.

    Superfoods should be the cornerstone of your di..Read more

    If you follow our seven slow aging diet principles, which include being aware and setting goals, you will be well on your way to living a healthier life.

  • The slow aging eating plan

    Foods for weight loss or maintenance

    Following this slow aging eating plan will help you make the right food choices ..Read more

    Following this slow aging eating plan will help you make the right food choices to lose or maintain weight, and live a healthier life.

  • Quitting smoking reduces diabetes risk

    Could it be that quitting smoking reduces diabetes risk?

    This article discusses smoking as a risk factor for type 2 d..Read more

    This article discusses smoking as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and how to help reduce the increased risk of diabetes when quitting smoking.

  • Excess calories and aging

    Excess calories is one of the biggest problems as we age

    The biggest health challenge we face as we get older is not so much cancer, heart attack or diabetes, but its direct antecedent - th..Read more

    The biggest health challenge we face as we age is the accumulation of fat in our tissues, which results from consuming excess calories. Learn more here.

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