Robine, J.-M., Vaupel, J.W., Jeune, B., Allard, M. (Eds.)
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997, XI, 180 pp. 51 figs., 31 tabs.
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Up to what point will life expectancy increase? Is there a theoretical or practical limit to human longevity and does it shift or not? Is it utopian to envisage a life expectancy of 100 years or more at birth? What are the respective roles of genetics and environment? Under which conditions and at what price are these years of life gained? The editors and authors hope to have answered some of these questions in this book, presenting the papers of the first Colloques Medecine et Recherche of Fondation IPSEN on longevity.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »ageing - centenarian - life expectancy - senescene
Practical Limits to Life Expectancy in France.- The Average French Baby May Live 95 or 100 Years.- Towards a New Horizon in Demographic Trends: The Combined Effects of 150 Years Life Expectancy and New Fertility Models.- Is There a Biological Limit to the Human Life Span?.- Emergence of Centenarians and Super-centenarians.- A Demographic and Health Profile of Centenarians in China.- Centenarians: Health and Frailty.- Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Will We Ever Be Able to Accurately Predict Individual Differences in Longevity?.- Towards a Genealogical Epidemiology of Longevity.- Genetics of Aging.- Oxidative Stress May Be a Causal Factor in Senescence of Animals.- Identifying and Cloning Longevity-Determining Genes in the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans.- Longevity:Is Everything Under Genetic Control? An Inquiry Into Non-Genetic and Non-Environmental Sources of Variation.