Aging Interventions and Therapies

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"This comprehensive volume surveys the molecular, cellular, hormonal, nutritional, medical and lifestyle strategies being tested and applied for the prevention, intervention and treatment of age-related diseases. This book provides unique scientific, ethical and social perspectives on the discussion of aging intervention. In addition, the latest technologies in development, which will have serious bearings on future aging interventions, are reviewed." Aging Interventions and Therapies is ideal for, graduates and undergraduates in universities and medical and nursing colleges, as well as post-graduates researching different aspects of aging and anti-aging. The topics covered are also highly relevant for professionals in the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutrition and healthcare industries, and practicing clinicians looking for a reliable and up-to-date resource on aging intervention and therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812560841
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/6/2005
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The ethics of aging intervention and life-extension 1
2 Prevention and treatment of skin aging 29
3 Industrial approaches towards developing effective skin care products 51
4 Strategies to reduce age-related skeletal muscle wasting 63
5 Antioxidants and aging in human beings 85
6 Hormone therapy for aging 109
7 Pineal peptides as modulators of aging 127
8 Melatonin : anti-aging perception and current perspectives 147
9 Zinc and other micronutrients for healthy aging 171
10 Calorie restriction as a potent anti-aging intervention : modulation of oxidative stress 193
11 Nutritional interventions in aging and age-associated disorders 219
12 Telomere- and telomerase-based therapies 247
13 Clinical perspective of the present status of treatment for major age-related diseases 275
14 Indian ayurvedic medicine in aging prevention and treatment 303
15 Alzheimer's disease : current and future treatments 329
16 Stem cells, regenerative medicine and aging 355
17 Principles and practice of hormesis as an aging intervention 365
18 Foreseeable and more distant rejuvenation therapies 379
19 Anti-aging medicine and the quest for immortality 397
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