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

ISBN-10: 0471296465
ISBN-13: 9780471296461
Edition: 1997
Authors: Steven N. Austad
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Description: Austad investigates what aging is, when it starts and why it happens. In an overview of the most recent research, he assesses the ways scientists are seeking to extend life, and provides responsible criticism of the more exaggerated claims.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Austad investigates what aging is, when it starts and why it happens. In an overview of the most recent research, he assesses the ways scientists are seeking to extend life, and provides responsible criticism of the more exaggerated claims.

Why has the life span of the average American increased from 48 to 75 years in this century alone?. .
If the body is a machine that simply wears out, why do some cells seem immortal? . .
Is there an aging gene? And can we control it? . .
Can antioxidants and hormone therapy actually slow the aging process and extend life?
Steven Austads compelling book investigates the history, the theories, and the personalities behind the quest to understand the nature of aging
Here is hard evidence from the front lines of research that science is finally closing in on the fundamental processes of human biology and life
"Austads book can be read with pleasure and profit by any intelligent person with a smattering of biological knowledge."
Science
"In this clear, engrossing overview, Austad takes the sting out of a subject that will ultimately capture us all."
Publishers Weekly"Why We Age is remarkably rigorous in its analysis and thorough scope. . .
A comprehensive examination of its topic."
Science Editors, Amazon.com
"The problem with long life is that one keeps getting older; heres an able and clearly written summary of the latest theories on why we age and what might be done to ameliorate the process."
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