NZ Longevity Foundation
The New Zealand Longevity Foundation, came into existence in the Summer of 1981, through the dedicated efforts of a small group of local citizens. In their pursuit of improved quality of a longer and healthier life term they joined in the creation of the Foundation, modelled on similar Foundations established in Florida and California in the USA.
To a large extent they were inspired by the work of Pearson & Shaw in their landmark book; Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach; first published in 1979, still a major source of reference in our library. This monumental tome of more than 800 pages combined all the scientific knowledge of the subject at that time in one comprehensive overview! Since then a veritable landslide of publications has seen the light of day. Keeping up with the sheer volume of relevant scientific publications on a daily basis is a full time job of several of specialist Foundation members and contributors.