Prevention and Treatment of Age-related Diseases / Edition 1

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Biogerontologists are now in a position to construct general principles of aging, and genuine attempts are being made to test and develop effective means of intervention, prevention and treatment of age-related diseases, and for achieving healthy old age. This book takes status of the molecular, cellular, hormonal, nutritional and lifestyle strategies being tested and applied. It comprises inter-dependent chapters written in the form of critical reviews by the world's leading researchers and practitioners in their respective fields. The format of the articles is a semi-academic style in which research data from various experimental systems is presented while focusing on their applications in human beings with respect to the prevention and treatment of age-related impairments. The target readership is the undergraduate and graduate students in the universities, medical and nursing colleges, post-graduate students taking up research projects on different aspects of biogerontology, and practicing clinicians. This book could be an important volume for college, university and state libraries maintaining a good database in biology, medical and biomedical sciences. Furthermore, this book will also be of much interest to the pharmaceutical, and nutrition and healthcare industry for an easy access to accurate and reliable information in the field of aging research and intervention.

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This book is recommended by the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (WHO-EMRO) as a basic resource for medical faculty libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048172177
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 0.77 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface S. Rattan and M. Kassem (editors)
  1. Biological causes of aging and age-related diseases. S. Rattan (Uni. Aarhus, Denmark).
  2. Immunity, inflammation and infections during aging. M. Capri et al. (Uni. Bologna, Italy)
  3. Progress and development in Parkinson’s therapy. C. Bjarkam and J. C. Sørensen (Uni. Aarhus, Denmark).
  4. Understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease. U. Kumar, A. Roland and S. Burbidge (Glaxo-Smith Kline, UK).
  5. Slowing down age-related muscle loss and sarcopenia. GP. Noirez and G. Butler-Brown (Uni. Paris, France)
  6. Pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of age-related osteoporosis in women. M. Kassem and K. Brixen (Odense Uni. Hospital, Denmark).
  7. Arthritis and its treatments. A. Syngle (Punjab Uni., Chandigarh, India).
  8. Recent developments in the treatment of diabetes-2. J. Nehlin (Odense Uni. Hospital, Denmark).
  9. Age-related cataract: management and prevention M.A. Nanavaty, A.R. Vasavada, and P.D. Gupta (Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Center, Ahmedabad, India).
  10. Skin aging: pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment. M.S. Jung, K.M. Kelly and J. McCullough (Uni. Cal. Irvine, USA)
  11. Aging and periodontal disease. R. Suresh (S.R. Medical College, Chennai, India)
  12. Molecular diagnosis of breast cancer. L. L. Hansen (Uni. Aarhus, Denmark).
  13. Prostate disease in the aging male. A. Simoneau (Uni. Cal. Irvine, USA)
  14. Human premature aging diseases: molecular biology to clinical diagnosis. D.D. Gan, M. Hedayati, T. Stevnsner and V. Bohr (NIH, Baltimore, USA).
  15. Protein aggregation in aging and age-related diseases. J. Keller and Q. Ding (Uni. Kentucky, USA).
  16. Nutritional deficiency and its modulation in old age. C. Ferrari (Uni. Sao Paolo, Brazil).
  17. Dietary fats and age-related diseases. K. Bhattacharya and S. Rattan (Univ. Aarhus, Denmark)
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