Can we delay aging? The biology and science of aging

Anton, B., Vitetta, L., Cortizo, F. and Sali, A. (2006). Can we delay aging? The biology and science of aging. In: Walter Pierpaoli, Reversal of aging: Resetting the pineal clock. Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer, Sicily, Italy, (525-535). 6-11 June 2005. doi:10.1196/annals.1356.040

Author Anton, B.
Vitetta, L.
Cortizo, F.
Sali, A.
Title of paper Can we delay aging? The biology and science of aging
Conference name Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer
Conference location Sicily, Italy
Conference dates 6-11 June 2005
Proceedings title Reversal of aging: Resetting the pineal clock   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1196/annals.1356.040
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 1573316032
ISSN 0077-8923
Editor Walter Pierpaoli
Volume 1057
Start page 525
End page 535
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Long before the fountain of youth, mankind has had an interest in staying young. As we move into the 21st century, that interest has not only continued, but it has become an obsession. While no one can really prevent normal, chronological aging, there are things we can do to slow down "pathological aging." After all, aging is about accelerated inflammation, depletion, and wear and tear. With the marked increase in life expectancy and life span, clinicians need to be aware of the effects of aging on the provision of treatment modalities. Appropriate interventions individualized to the patient can help to "compress morbidity" by shortening the period of functional decline common in old age. Therefore, the "health span" will come closer to matching the life span. Disease and disuse are far more likely explanations for functional decline and the onset of common chronic conditions in older persons than is "tru" natural or normal aging. Regardless of your genetic inheritance, you can accelerate aging by lifestyle choices and environmental conditions to which you expose your genes. There are even ways to reverse the problems associated with aging. Getting older does not have to mean growing older. Welcome to the world of preventative gerontology, better known as anti-aging medicine!
Keyword Anti-aging medicine
Pathology of aging
Gene therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Part VII Striving for Health - Anti-aging Medicine and its Presence in the World: the Witness and Pioneers of a Rapidly Changing and Aging Western Population

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