Reversing Human Aging

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A new era is upon us. We are about to wake to a time when medical science will extend the human life span by hundreds of years and eradicate age-related diseases such as cancer, strokes, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Researchers in this revolutionary area of medicine have already located the aging clock that resides in each of our cells and have determined how it functions and how it brings about the changes in the body that we associate with aging. Now they are on the verge of figuring out not only how to stop ...
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Overview

A new era is upon us. We are about to wake to a time when medical science will extend the human life span by hundreds of years and eradicate age-related diseases such as cancer, strokes, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Researchers in this revolutionary area of medicine have already located the aging clock that resides in each of our cells and have determined how it functions and how it brings about the changes in the body that we associate with aging. Now they are on the verge of figuring out not only how to stop this "clock" from ticking but also how to turn it back, making us younger and keeping us that way. The results will not only transform how medicine approaches the human body but will also forever alter the way we view life itself. Each person's DNA, that very personal "library of genes," lies at the heart of these experiments. Dr. Michael Fossel, professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University, points out that by looking at the DNA's natural defenses against aging - its ability to repair, maintain, and replace molecules, cells, and tissues - scientists are understanding how we can definitively prevent aging by controlling the clocks located in the DNA. Once we have accomplished this, our bodies, even at age one hundred, will be capable of healing broken bones, keeping the collagen in our skin buoyant, and lowering our blood pressure. In effect, our bodies will function like those of healthy teenagers. Reversing Human Aging also goes beyond the medical implications of these scientific breakthroughs on the horizon and explores the implications for mankind socially and culturally. It asks the questions, What will this mean for population issues and health care concerns? What effect will it have on the economy? How many people will actually want to double or triple their life spans? How many would want to hold the same job for 150 years? What will life be like when we live for centuries instead of decades? Reversing Human Aging is the first in-d

Dr. Fossel has written a groundbreaking book that takes readers inside the intimate science of aging, explaining how it starts and how it cascades through the body. He also provides a startling, up-close look at amazing advances which have been brought about by DNA and genetic study and tells how they will affect the future of our world.

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Library Journal
In a report that's sure to interest those who worry about wrinkles and receding hairlines-i.e., nearly everyone-the aptly named Fossel (clinical medicine, Michigan State Univ.) reports that modern science is poised for a breakthrough that can stop the aging process.
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Optimism knows no bounds in this fantastic extrapolation from current research on aging.

Fossell (Clinical medicine/Michigan State Univ.) foresees a wonderful future in which not only will human aging be reversed but cancer will be vanquished and heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's prevented. The key, it seems, is learning how to manipulate the clock of aging, which has now been identified as the telemere, the end segment of DNA on chromosomes. Fossell reports that in the laboratory researchers have been able to reset the telemeric clock in cells. Next, he says, will come development of safe and effective means of doing so in human beings. He cheerfully predicts that within the next ten years telemerase inhibitors, which prevent cells from dividing, will provide a cure for cancer, and by the year 2015 telemerase inducers, which keep cells from aging and thus prevent degenerative diseases, will be available. Fossell devotes most of his text to explaining the basic mechanisms of aging on the cellular level, and he does this adroitly, using black-and-white drawings, simple analogies, and plain English. The consequences of a greatly enhanced life span (the actual number of years remains uncertain) are far less thoroughly considered. The author's predictions of how society might be transformed are diverting but simplistic, touching lightly on, among other things, population growth, the economy, retirement, education, the environment, marriage and the family, and crime and punishment. While acknowledging that there will be some problems, or "growing pains," as he calls them, his view is decidedly rosy, almost Panglossian.

Valuable for its lucid explanations of current knowledge about aging, and entertaining in its speculations about the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688153847
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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THIS BOOK IS a promise and a warning. It is a promise of a time when we will live longer and much healthier lives—of one hundred, two hundred, possibly five hundred years. It is also a warning of what could happen when we do. It tells little about diet, very little about coping with aging, and nothing about whether one should choose to age or not. What it says is that we will have a choice.

We will be able to prevent, even reverse, aging within two decades. At the same time, and as part of the same process, we will also cure most of the diseases that now frighten and destroy us. Cancer, a disease in which malignant cells refuse to age, will be among the first to go. Instead of being a source of terror and tragedy, it will become a bad memory, an inconvenience. Diseases that we think of as part of growing old could soon disappear. By profoundly increasing our "health span," we will also increase the human life span. When we do, we will change human society in ways we will applaud, ways we will regret, and ways we cannot foresee. This book is the story of how we are conquering aging and of what the consequences will be. It is the story of our hopes and our fears, and of change that will soon shake our world. We are about to change history forever.

Excerpted from Reversing Human Aging. Copyright © 1996 by Michael Fossel, Ph.D., M.D.

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