The Paradoxes of Longevity by Jean-Marie RobineThe Paradoxes of Longevity by Jean-Marie Robine

The Paradoxes of Longevity

EditorJean-Marie Robine, Bernard Forette, Claudio Franceschi

Paperback | September 19, 2011

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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.
Title:The Paradoxes of LongevityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:147 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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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 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.