Advances in Geroscience

Editors: Sierra, Felipe, Kohanski, Ronald (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the new discipline, geroscience
  • Examines mechanisms and consequences of aging as the main risk factor for most chronic diseases
  • Provides links between aging biology and age-related diseases
  • Provides specific coverage on a wide range of chronic diseases, from both basic and clinical perspectives
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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a new scientific discipline termed Geroscience. Geroscience examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms that might explain why aging is the main risk factor for most chronic diseases affecting the elderly population. Over the past few decades, researchers have made impressive progress in understanding the genetics, biology and physiology of aging. This book presents vital research that can help readers to better understand how aging is a critical malleable risk factor in most chronic diseases, which, in turn, could lead to interventions that can help increase a healthy lifespan, or ‘healthspan.’

The book begins with an analysis of the Geroscience hypothesis, as well as the epidemiological underpinnings that define aging as a candidate main risk factor for most chronic diseases. Next, each chapter focuses on one particular disease, or group of diseases, with an emphasis on how basic molecular and cellular biology might explain why aging is a major risk factor for it. Coverage in the book includes: cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementias, stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes asthma, emphysema, kidney disease, vision impairment, and AIDS/HIV.  It finishes with a chapter on pain in the elderly and an overview of future steps needed to bring the newly acquired knowledge into the clinic and the public at large.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Geroscience Hypothesis: Is It Possible to Change the Rate of Aging?

    Pages 1-36

    Austad, Steven N., Ph.D.

  • Etiological Role of Aging in Chronic Diseases: From Epidemiological Evidence to the New Geroscience

    Pages 37-51

    Fried, Linda P. (et al.)

  • The Impact of Aging on Cancer Progression and Treatment

    Pages 53-83

    He, Shenghui, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Aging

    Pages 85-119

    Lee, Changhan, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Cardiovascular Disease and Aging

    Pages 121-160

    Chiao, Ying Ann, Ph.D. (et al.)

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Hardcover $219.99
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Softcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Geroscience
Editors
  • Felipe Sierra
  • Ronald Kohanski
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23246-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23246-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23245-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36194-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 622
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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