Rapidly changing demographics worldwide towards increased proportion of the elderly in the population and increased life-expectancy have brought the issues, such as “why we grow old”, “how we grow old”, “how long can we live”, “how to maintain health”, “how to prevent and treat diseases in old age”, “what are the future perspectives for healthy ageing and longevity” and so on, in the centre stage of scientific, social, political, and economic arena. Although the descriptive aspects of ageing are now well established at the level of species, populations, individuals, and within an individual at the tissue, cell and molecular levels, the implications of such detailed understanding with respect to the aim of achieiving healthy ageing and longevity are ever-changing and challenging issues. This continuing success of gerontology, and especially of biogerontology, is attracting the attention of both the well established academicians and the younger generation of students and researchers in biology, medicine, bioinformatics, bioeconomy, sports science, and nutritional sciences, along with sociologists, psychologists, politicians, public health experts, and health-care industry including cosmeceutical-, food-, and lifestyle-industry.
Books in this series will cover the topics related to the issues of healthy ageing and longevity. This series will provide not only the exhaustive reviews of the established body of knowledge, but also will give a critical evaluation of the ongoing research and development with respect to theoretical and evidence-based practical and ethical aspects of interventions towards maintaining, recovering and enhancing health and longevity.