Biology of Aging, Second Edition revises and updated the original text to reflect the new approach to aging research that has had a significant impact on how disciplines such as gerontology and geriatrics view the aging process. The rate of aging and the incidence of disease are now considered highly modifiable, especially as biogerontologists and geriatricians are now accepting that time-related functional loss and disease are more closely related to environmental factors than to an intrinsic process. This book discusses the science behind the discovery that the rate of aging can be slowed and that many diseases can be prevented.
Key selling features:
Discusses the science behind slowing the rate of aging and prevention of diseases
Expands on current and proposed interventions that can slow the rate of aging and prevent disease
Explores the underlying mechanisms, such as hormesis and reserve capacity, that may cause the slowing of aging with diet and exercise