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Longevity and Evolution
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Authors: Gustavo Barja (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) 
Book Description:
This new book reviews research on presently known theories and mechanisms responsible for the rate of aging and maximum longevity of different animals including birds, mammals and humans (to explain “how” do we age and the velocity of the aging process). In addition, this book deals with the historical evolutionary explanations of aging and longevity (“why” do we age). The mechanisms discussed include mitochondria and oxygen free radicals, the presence of macromolecules constitutively highly resistant to deleterious modification in the tissues of long-lived animals, insulin/IGF-1 like signalling, telomere shortening, dietary restrictions, and other proposed molecular mechanisms.

Table of Contents:
Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1. Aging, Longevity and Disease: From Ephemeral Life to Eternal Youth, pp. 1-26

Chapter 2. What Causes Aging?: Theories of Biological Aging, pp. 27-44

Chapter 3. The Double Edge Sword: Oxygen as Needed for Life and as a Main Cause of Aging, pp. 45-73

Chapter 4. Eating Less Prolongs Life, pp. 75-92

Chapter 5. Only Change is Eternal: Mechanisms of Biological Evolution, pp. 93-120

Chapter 6. Why Aging?: Evolutionary Explanations of Longevity, pp. 121-137

Chapter 7. The States of the Evolution of Complexity, pp. 139-155

Glossary, pp. 157-173

References

Index

   Series:
      Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-334-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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