Aging and Human Longevity
This book combines a scientific and medical description of aging with a critical review of ways to prolong life. The first part gives an overview of the complex biological mechanisms of aging and of the consequences of tissue and system aging in humans. The role of genetic and environmental factors that influence the rate of aging in several species is discussed. The second part of this book evaluates the various means, including life styles, behavioral variables, medical interventions and vitamin supplementation, that may slow down the physiological and psychological effects of aging. Biotechnology and gene therapy are also becoming a part of medical interventions to prolong life. This book is aimed at readers with some knowledge of biology and medicine, as well as to a larger audience eager to know more about how to live a healthy, happy and productive life in their old age.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Variability of life span between species
Factors that inﬂuence human longevity
The role of stress
17 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
acid activity age-related aging processes alcohol Alzheimer's Alzheimer's disease animals antioxidant apoptosis B-carotene beneﬁcial biological blood bone brain calcium cancer cardiovascular cause cell death cellular changes cholesterol chromosome damage decrease defects deﬁciency DHEA diet difﬁcult disorders doses drugs effects efﬁcacy efﬁciency elderly encoding endocrine enzymes estrogen example factors ﬁbroblasts ﬁnd ﬁnding ﬁrst free radicals functions gene therapy genetic gland glucocorticoids glucose growth homeostasis hormone human identiﬁed immune system important increase individuals inﬂuence inhibit intake intracellular levels lipid longevity loss maximum life span mechanisms melatonin membrane messenger RNA metabolism mice mitochondrial modiﬁcations molecular molecules mutations neurons normal observed organisms osteoporosis oxidative patients physiological prevent progerias proteins rats recent receptors regulation response risk role scientiﬁc scientists SDAT selenium senescence sexual signiﬁcant smoking span species speciﬁc stress studies syndrome synthesis telomeres theories of aging tion tissues tumor vitamin Vitamin B12 vitro women