Mild Stress and Healthy Aging

Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions

Editors: Le Bourg, Eric, Rattan, Suresh I.S. (Eds.)

  • Highlights the positive effects of mild stress
  • Presents novel experimental tools for aging research and interventions
  • Introduces novel approaches to improving health and longevity
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About this book

Stress is a double edged sword. Whereas chronic stress has well known harmful effects, recent research shows that intermittent exposure of cells and organisms to mild stress can improve various biological parameters, including severe stress tolerance, health span and longevity. Mild stress-induced hormesis is potentially a powerful tool in gerontological research and interventions. This book brings together some of the world leaders in this area of research who present a critical analysis of the ongoing research with respect to the effects and mechanisms of action of various types of mild stress, such as irradiation, heat, physical exercise, hypergravity, pro-oxidants and nutritional components, on a variety of biological systems ranging from fruitflies to human cells and bodies. Their separate chapters and a final collective chapter open up a whole new world of possibilities for future research in aging, successful aging, and health span extension.

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From the reviews:

"The present book is timely written by experts in the subject and presents state-of-art status of research on hormesis and aging. … is thought provoking and opens an exciting new area for detailed study. It is highly useful for young researchers in biogerontology as well as for the established biogerontologists to analyse their results in the light of hormetic effects. Thus the book is worth reading by not only biogerontologists but by all those who are interested in understanding the hormetic approach for healthy aging." (Mahendra K. Thakur, Biogerontology, Juni, 2008)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • What Is Hormesis?

    Edward J. Calabrese

    Pages 5-19

  • Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Perspectives for Human Beings

    Pasquale Abete, Edward J. Calabrese, Li Li Ji, Torsten N. Kristensen, Eric Le Bourg, Volker Loeschcke, Brian J. Morris, Franco Rengo M.D.,Ph.D., Dr. Suresh I. S. Rattan, Akmal Safwat, Jesper G. Sørensen, Pernille Sarup, Alexander M. Vaiserman

    Pages 171-183

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6869-0
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6868-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7745-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mild Stress and Healthy Aging
Book Subtitle
Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions
Editors
  • Eric Le Bourg
  • Suresh I.S. Rattan
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6869-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6869-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6868-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7745-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
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