An Introduction to Biological Aging Theory

Why do we age The answer to this question is critical to our ability to prevent and treat highly age related diseases such as cancer and heart disease that now cause the deaths of most people in the developed world This short book provides an overview of biological aging theories including history, current status, major scientific controversies, and implications for theWhy do we age The answer to this question is critical to our ability to prevent and treat highly age related diseases such as cancer and heart disease that now cause the deaths of most people in the developed world This short book provides an overview of biological aging theories including history, current status, major scientific controversies, and implications for the future of medicine Major topics include human mortality as a function of age, aging mechanisms and processes, the programmed vs non programmed aging controversy, empirical evidence on aging, and the feasibility of anti aging and regenerative medicine Evolution theory is essential to aging theories Theorists have been struggling for 150 years to explain how aging, deterioration, and consequent death fit with Darwin s survival of the fittest concept This book explains how continuing genetics discoveries have produced changes in the way we think about evolution that in turn lead to new thinking about the nature of aging Second Edition 12 2014 Illustrated
An Introduction to Biological Aging Theory Why do we age The answer to this question is critical to our ability to prevent and treat highly age related diseases such as cancer and heart disease that now cause the deaths of most people in the d

  • Title: An Introduction to Biological Aging Theory
  • Author: Theodore Goldsmith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “An Introduction to Biological Aging Theory”

    1. This book has some very interesting information about aging including:- There is no scientific agreement about the nature of aging.- Different theories suggest different basic causes for age-related diseases such as cancer. Therefore, which theory is right could have a profound effect on medicine. - Many people think aging results from fundamental and unalterable causes. However, there is increasing evidence that this is not the case and most gerontologists no longer believe it. We should be abl [...]

    2. The book was quite short (but it is an introduction to the topic), giving an overview on some of the theories and research relating to how and why species age and others do not, and how it may or may not link into evolution theory. The main aspect of the book is that the idea of aging is a non-fixed process and has other factors associated with it.The book was interesting and informative but some of the pieces of research mentioned could have been described in more detail. I also could not find [...]

    3. DifficultThe first chapters talk about programmable and non-programmable evolution and aging which were not explained in a clear manner. Then somehow we had three theories of aging and evolution . Finally we return to the original two theories. I never was able to get an under standing of what the theories were. Without a clear understanding of the authors presented theories I got nothing from reading this book.

    4. I don't feel like I've come away from this book really having learned anything. It presented different theories on aging, but didn't really reach any conclusions, which may result from current scientific knowledge, but hasn't really added to what I know about aging.

    5. the first 70% of the book is mostly Darwinism and Darwin's theory of evolution. the last 30% was interesting. mostly highbrow and over my head. but interesting none the less. very short read.

    6. Interesting topicThis piece seems to represent a fairly concise summary of the biological aging field. There is a fairly obvious slant in it, but that is present in many works, scientific or otherwise, and so is fairly acceptable.

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