Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions / Edition 1

Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions / Edition 1

by Eric Le Bourg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402068689

ISBN-13: 9781402068683

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402068683
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Hormesis and Aging: What's the Deal?.- What Is Hormesis?.- Irradiation and Hormesis.- Hypergravity in Drosophila melanogaster.- Temperature-Induced Hormesis in Drosophila.- Hormetic Modulation of Aging in Human Cells.- Physical Activity: A Strong Stimulant for Hormesis During Aging.- How Xenohormetic Compounds Confer Health Benefits.- Mild Stress in the Aging Heart: Role of Ischemic Preconditioning.- Clinical Applications of Low-Dose Whole Body Irradiation Hormesis.- Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Perspectives for Human Beings.

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