Why We Age: What Science Is Discovering about the Body's Journey through Life

Why We Age: What Science Is Discovering about the Body's Journey through Life

by Steven N. Austad

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471148036
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/23/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

STEVEN N. AUSTAD, Ph.D., is Professor of Zoology at the University of Idaho and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a leading specialist on the subject of aging and serves as science adviser to National Public Radio, and regularly contributes to such periodicals as Scientific American and Natural History.

Table of Contents

The Paradox of Aging.

Age Inflation and the Limits of Life.

Has Aging Changed Over Time?

Is Aging Genetic?

Why Does Aging Happen?

The Rate of Living.

What Evolution Explains about Aging.

What Processes Cause Aging?

Reproductive Aging, Menopause, and Health.

Slowing Aging and Extending Life: Remedies and Expectations.

Notes.

Index.

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