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Medicine - Internal Medicine | The Paradoxes of Longevity

The Paradoxes of Longevity

Robine, J.-M., Forette, B., Franceschi, C., Allard, M. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999, X, 137 pp. 34 figs., 10 tabs.

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An ever greater number of our contemporaries will reach a very much greater age than their ancestors. Longevity is one of the most fertile fields for paradoxes: it is clear that the same causes do not produce the same effects at the age of ten and at the age of one hundred! On the subject of longevity, the "recipe book" is far from having been written. Nevertheless, the Fondation IPSEN has chosen a few of these paradoxes to discuss and try and explain them.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » aging - cancer mortality - longevity - senescence

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine

Table of contents 

Longevity Without Aging: Possible Examples.- Genes that Modulate Longevity and Senescence.- How Mediterranean Fruit Flies Resist Aging, Live Long and Remain Fertile.- Do the Oldest Old Grow Old More Slowly?.- Resistance to Causes of Death: A Study of Cancer Mortality Resistance in the Oldest Old.- Are Common Risk Factors Relevant in the Eldest Old?.- The ?French Paradox? Nutrition and Longevity.- Calorie Restriction: A Potent Mechanistic Solution to the Oxygen Paradox.- Linguistic Ability in Early Life and Longevity: Findings from the Nun Study.- Personality and Longevity: Paradoxes.- Dying Healthy or Living Longer: A Society’s Choice.

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