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Why we age : what science is discovering about the body's journey through life

Author: Steven N Austad
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1997.
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A leading expert on aging, Dr. Austad clears away the clutter of exaggeration and folklore to present a full picture of the new understanding of what aging is, why it happens, andmost provocatively - whether it can be controlled. Drawing on the latest developments in such fields as evolutionary biology, comparative zoology, anthropology, and basic medical research, Austad surveys and synthesizes an enormous amount  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven N Austad
ISBN: 0471148032 9780471148036 0471296465 9780471296461
OCLC Number: 36283982
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The paradox of aging --
Age inflation and the limits of life --
Has aging changed over time? --
Is aging genetic? --
Why does aging happen? --
The rate of living --
What evolution explains about aging --
What processes cause aging? --
Reproductive aging, menopause, and health --
Slowing aging and extending life: remedies and expectations.
Responsibility: Steven N. Austad.
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Is there an aging gene? Can hormone therapy really extend life? Do antioxidants actually slow the aging process? "Why We Age" investigates these and other findings about what aging is, when it  Read more...

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