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Author Masoro, Edward J.

Title Challenges of biological aging / Edward J. Masoro
Published New York : Springer Pub. Co., [1999]


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Description xiii, 202 pages : illustrations
Contents 1. Aging: A Biological Puzzle. The Puzzle. Mortality Risk. Anatomical and Physiological Changes. Age-Associated Diseases. Concept of Biological Age. Genetics. Universality -- 2. Demography and the Societal Challenge. Population Mortality Data. Factors Determining Population Age Structure. Societal Impact of Changing Age Structure. Need for Biomedical Breakthroughs -- 3. Why Aging Occurs. Evolutionary Biology. History of Evolutionary Theories of Aging. Current Evolutionary Theory of Aging. Genetic Mechanisms in the Evolution of Aging. Evidence Supporting the Evolutionary Theory -- 4. How Aging Occurs. Theories, Hypotheses, and Concepts -- 5. Biological Basis of Aging: A Unifying Concept. Evolutionary Theory as a Guide. The Disposable Soma Theory of Aging. "Private" and "Public" Proximate Mechanisms of Aging. Unifying Concept -- 6. The Human Aging Phenotype. Body Structure and Composition. Skin. Musculoskeletal System. Nervous System. Cardiovascular System. Respiratory System. Renal and Urinary System. Gastrointestinal System. Endocrine and Metabolic Function. Female Reproductive System. Male Reproductive System. Immune System. Thermoregulation -- 7. Possible Interventions to Retard Aging. Dietary Restriction in Rodents. Proposed Pharmacological Interventions. Lifestyle and Environmental Factors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Aging -- physiology.
Author EBSCOhost
LC no. 99025949
ISBN 0826112773 (hbk.)