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The Biology of Human Longevity

The Biology of Human Longevity Book
Author : Caleb E. Finch
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-07-28
ISBN : 9780080545943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by Caleb Finch, one of the leading scientists of our time, The Biology of Human Longevity: Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespans synthesizes several decades of top research on the topic of human aging and longevity particularly on the recent theories of inflammation and its effects on human health. The book expands a number of existing major theories, including the Barker theory of fetal origins of adult disease to consider the role of inflammation and Harmon's free radical theory of aging to include inflammatory damage. Future increases in lifespan are challenged by the obesity epidemic and spreading global infections which may reverse the gains made in lowering inflammatory exposure. This timely and topical book will be of interest to anyone studying aging from any scientific angle. Author Caleb Finch is a highly influential and respected scientist, ranked in the top half of the 1% most cited scientists Provides a novel synthesis of existing ideas about the biology of longevity and aging Incorporates important research findings from several disciplines, including Gerontology, Genomics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Nutrition

Human Longevity

Human Longevity Book
Author : Ali Smith,David W. E. Smith
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1993
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This absorbing, balanced account of human longevity draws together information from the fields of medicine, biology, demography, epidemiology, gerontology, and sociology. It describes the history and present status of human longevity and deals in logical sequence with the questions this subject raises. The book illustrates how life expectancy has increased in most countries due, in part, to changing causes of death. It examines the biological determinants of longevity and analyzes social and behavioral factors that may reduce longevity. The book covers the reasons why women live longer than men. It asks why the maximum human life span is nearly twice that of any other warm-blooded animal and much longer than required for reproductive success, and it discusses factors that were involved in the evolution of longevity. It presents predictable increases in human life expectancy and explores the possibility that the maximum human life expectancy may become even longer. Accessible, comprehensive, and original, this book provides a multidisciplinary synthesis of ideas and conclusions about human longevity. It will have wide appeal to professionals in the many areas concerned with longevity as well as lay readers.

Aging and Human Longevity

Aging and Human Longevity Book
Author : M.-F. Schulz-Aellen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461220068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society. Scientists and medical practitioners are therefore faced with the urgent task of increasing basic knowledge of the biological processes that cause aging. More resources must be put into this research in order to achieve better understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie the differences in life span between species and to answer the difficult questions of why some individuals age more quickly than others, and why some develop liver problems, some have heart problems, and others brain problems. The results of such a wide program of research will provide important information about the causes of many life-threatening and/ or debilitating diseases of old age; it will help find ways to prevent some of the ailments that result from aging, and it may well lead to discoveries enabling the prolongation of human life.

Lifespan

Lifespan Book
Author : Thomas J. Moore
Publisher : Touchstone Books
Release : 1994
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An exploration of human longevity discusses the real link between good health and lifespan, the role of genes in lifespan, the danger of infectious disease, and diet and life expectancy

Biology of Longevity and Aging

Biology of Longevity and Aging Book
Author : Robert Arking
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0199387966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Revised edition of: Biology of aging: observations and principles. 2006.

HUMAN LONGEVITY

HUMAN LONGEVITY  Book
Author : P. FLOURENS
Publisher :
Release : 1855
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biology of Aging

Biology of Aging Book
Author : Roger B. McDonald
Publisher : Garland Science
Release : 2013-07-02
ISBN : 1317970829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. Intended for undergraduate biology students, it describes how the rate of biological aging is measured; explores the mechanisms underlying cellular aging; discusses the genetic pathways that affect longevity in various organisms; outlines the normal age-related changes and the functional decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan; and considers the implications of modulating the rate of aging and longevity. The book also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help students assess their knowledge of the material.

Longevity

Longevity Book
Author : James R. Carey
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2003-03-02
ISBN : 9780691088495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Results of the most comprehensive set of life table studies ever conducted on the mortality dynamics of any species in controlled conditions are included in this text on longevity.

Human Longevity Individual Life Duration and the Growth of the Oldest Old Population

Human Longevity  Individual Life Duration  and the Growth of the Oldest Old Population Book
Author : Jean-Marie Robine,Eileen M. Crimmins,Shiro Horiuchi,Yi Zeng
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-03-21
ISBN : 1402048483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Old-age survival has considerably improved in the second half of the twentieth century. Why has such a substantial extension of human lifespan occurred? How long can we live? In this book, these fundamental questions are explored by experts from diverse fields. They report on recent cutting-edge studies about essential issues of human longevity and social factors of long survival in old age.

Human Longevity

Human Longevity Book
Author : James Easton
Publisher :
Release : 1799
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aging Death and Human Longevity

Aging  Death  and Human Longevity Book
Author : Christine Overall
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2003-02-04
ISBN : 9780520938809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical and cultural issues surrounding this difficult and often emotionally charged issue. Her book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and evaluation of the arguments—both ancient and contemporary—for and against prolonging life. It also proposes a progressive social policy for responding to dramatic increases in life expectancy. Writing from a feminist perspective, Overall highlights the ways that our biases about race, class, and gender have affected our views of elderly people and longevity, and her policy recommendations represent an effort to overcome these biases. She also covers the arguments surrounding the question of the "duty to die" and includes a provocative discussion of immortality. After judiciously weighing the benefits and the risks of prolonging human life, Overall persuasively concludes that the length of life does matter and that its duration can make a difference to the quality and value of our lives. Her book will be an essential guide as we consider our social responsibilities, the meaning of human life, and the prospects of living longer.

Human Longevity the Major Determining Factors

Human Longevity  the Major Determining Factors Book
Author : Joseph A. Knight M.D.
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2010-12-09
ISBN : 1452067228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two thousand years ago, the average life expectancy from birth to death of a Roman citizen, an individual better off than most people at that time, was about 22 years (wars, infectious diseases, trauma, etc.). This progressively increased to about 47 years in the U.S. and most European countries by 1900. Today, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years (women about five years more than men). However, unless the obesity pandemic is reversed and lifestyles improved, the average life expectancy will likely decrease significantly. conversely, if our lifestyles improve, the average life expectancy could reach 85 or more years. Growing older does not necessarily mean growing sicker. Thus, "don't just add years to your life, add life to your years" (Hans Selve). Indeed, of the 15 major causes of death in the U.S., 65-70% are lifestyle-related. In this book, the following documented topics that are associated with diseases and mortality are discussed in detail: theories of aging; diseases and mortality associated with obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition; psychological stress (anxiety, depression); addiction (alcohol, tobacco, drugs); violence (suicide, homicide); food-borne and infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, parasitic); and various other conditions (air pollution, asbestosis, trace metals).

Molecular Biology of Aging

Molecular Biology of Aging Book
Author : Leonard Guarente,Linda Partridge,Douglas C. Wallace
Publisher : CSHL Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0879698241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume covers the major threads in the molecular genetics of aging, including genes that regulate aging, causes of aging, evolutionary theories of aging, and the relationship between diet and aging. Among specific topics covered are calorie restriction, mitochondria, sirtuins, telomeres, stem cells, and cancer.

Human Longevity

Human Longevity Book
Author : Raymond C. Valentine,David L. Valentine
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-09-18
ISBN : 146659487X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than 7 billion people inhabit the earth and all of them are subject to aging. This book is aimed at persons interested in a molecular explanation of how our cells age. Human Longevity: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bioenergetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution is built on the proposition that we age as our mitochondria age. It suggests a revised version of Harman’s famous hypothesis featuring mitochondrial oxidative and energy stresses as the root causes of aging. Human cells are protected from the ravages of aging by a battery of defensive systems including some novel mechanisms against membrane oxidation introduced in this book. This concept is consistent with recent discoveries showing that mitochondria-targeted antioxidants prevent Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain disease in animal models of neurodegeneration. This book explores a unified theory of aging based on bioenergetics. It covers a variety of topics including an introduction to the science of human aging, the Darwinian selection of membranes enabling longevity, a revised mitochondrial membrane hypothesis of aging, and various mechanisms that protect human mitochondrial membranes, thereby enabling longevity.