The Biology Of Human Longevity: : Inflammation, Nutrition, And Aging In The Evolution Of Lifespans

Other | July 28, 2010

byCaleb E. Finch, Caleb E. Finch

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Written by Caleb Finch, one of the leading scientists of our time,The Biology of Human Longevity - Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespanssynthesizes several decades of top research on the topic of human aging and longevity particularly on the recent theories of inflammation and its effects on human health. The book expands a number of existing major theories, including the Barker theory of fetal origins of adult disease to consider the role of inflammation and Harmon's free radical theory of aging to include inflammatory damage. Future increases in lifespan are challenged by the obesity epidemic and spreading global infections which may reverse the gains made in lowering inflammatory exposure. This timely and topical book will be of interest to anyone studying aging from any scientific angle.

* Author Caleb Finch is a highly influential and respected scientist, ranked in the top half of the 1% most cited scientists
* Provides a novel synthesis of existing ideas about the biology of longevity and aging
* Incorporates important research findings from several disciplines, including Gerontology, Genomics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Nutrition

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Written by Caleb Finch, one of the leading scientists of our time,The Biology of Human Longevity - Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespanssynthesizes several decades of top research on the topic of human aging and longevity particularly on the recent theories of inflammation and its effects on human health. The...

Dr. Finch's major research interest is the study of basic mechanisms in human aging with a focus on inflammation. He has received numerous awards in biomedical gerontology, including the Robert W. Kleemeier Award of the Gerontological Society of America in 1985, the Sandoz Premier Prize by the International Geriatric Association in 199...

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Format:OtherDimensions:640 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080545947

ISBN - 13:9780080545943

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Inflammation and oxidation in aging and chronic diseases.
Chapter 2. Infections, Inflammogens, and Drugs.
Chapter 3. Energy balance, inflammation, and aging.
Chapter 4: Nutrition and Infection in the Developmental Influences on Aging.
Chapter 5: Genetics.
Chapter 6: The human the life span: present, past, and future.