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As recent articles about "the graying of America" suggest, a demograph ic revolution is well underway. The number of people living into extre me old age is increasing dramatically. By the year 2050 one in five of the world's population, including the developing countries, will be 6 5 or older, a fact which presages profound medical, biological, philos ophical, and political changes in the coming century. In Time of Our L ives, Tom Kirkwood unfolds some of the deepest mysteries of medical sc ience while demolishing some of the most persistent misconceptions.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Preface The Funeral Season Attitudes to aging What's in a name?
Longevity records The unnecessary nature of aging Why aging occurs Cells in crisis Molecules and mistakes Organs and orchestras The cancer connection Menopause and the big bang Eat less, live longer Why do women live longer than men?
The Genie of the Genome In search of Wonka-Vite Making more time Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index