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Editors: Jennifer V. Bentely and Mary Ann Keller
Book Description:
The word longevity is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography. Aging is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time. Aging in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of aging grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Research shows that even late in life potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development. Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions. Age is usually measured in full years ¡ª and months for young children. At present, the biological basis of aging is unknown. This new book presents the latest research in this dynamic field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introducing New Definition of Elderly in Japan;pp. 1-4
(Yasuharu Tokuda, Department of Medicine, St Lukes International Hospital)

Aging Puzzle;pp. 5-21
Mladen Davidovic, Dragoslav P .Milosevic, Nebojsa Despotovic, (Jelena Vukcevic and Predrag Erceg, Clinical Department for Geriatrics, "Zvezdara" University Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia)

Toward the Mitigation of Glycation: A Practical Protocol;pp. 23-33
(Nūn Sava-Siva Amen-Ra, Morgan State University, School of Community Health & Policy, Baltimore, Maryland)

Prospects of A Longer Life Span Beyond The Beneficial Effects of A Healthy Lifestyle;pp. 35-95
(Giacinto Libertini, Department of Organic and Biological Chemistry, University of Naples Federico II, via Mezzocannone, Naples, Italy)

Stress resistance and aging in long-lived rodent models;pp. 97-137
(James M. Harper and Adam B. Salmon, Department of Pathology and Geriatrics Center, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI; and others)

Longevity-associated mitochondrial DNA 5178 C/A polymorphism modifies the effect of Coffee Consumption on Glucose Tolerance in Middle-Aged Japanese Men;pp. 139-160
(Akatsuki Kokaze, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Takako Shirasawa, Yahiro Haseba, Masao Satoh, Koji Teruya, Hiromi Hoshino, and Yutaka Takashima, Department of Public Health, Showa University School of Medicine, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Pesticides and longevity;pp. 161-176
(Saenz de Cabezon, Irigaray, Francisco Javier, Carvajal Montoya, Luz Dary and Moreno Grijalba, Fernando, Unidad de Protecci¨®n de Cultivos. Departamento de Agricultura y Alimentaci¨®n. Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)

The Optimal Human Diet: Theoretical Foundations of the Amen Protocol;pp. 177-240
(Nun Sava-Siva Amen-Ra, Amenta Press, Damascus, MD,USA)

Protective effect of calorie restriction on age-induced fibrosis;pp. 241-253
(E. Chiarpotto, L. Castello, E. Bergamini, G. Poli, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin,Italy, and others)

Engineered natural longevity- enhancing interventions;pp. 255-290
(Arkadi F. Prokopov, and Tamara Voronina, Integrative Medicine, Mallorca,Spain, and others)

Be Young in Mind----Against Aging and Alzheimer's Disease;pp. 291-301
(Kun Zou, Department of Neuroscience, School of Pharmacy, Iwate Medical University, Nishitokuda,Yahaba, Iwate, Japan, and others)

Understanding Aging: Prejudices and Misconceptions;pp. 303-307
(Carles Zafon, Division of Endocrinology. Hospital General Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain)

Longevity: Genetics, Diet and Disease;pp. 309-336
(E. Naumova, I. Atanasova, M. Ivanova, G. Pawelec, Central Laboratory of Clinical Immunology, University. Hospital, Bulgaria)

Effects of chewing ability on longevity;pp. 337-351
(Toshihiro Ansai, Yutaka Takata, and Tadamichi Takehara, Division of Community Oral Health Science, Kyushu Dental College, and others)

Research on Aging and Longevity in the Parthenogenetic Marbled Crayfish, with Special Emphasis on Stochastic Developmental Variation, Allocation of Metabolic Resources, Regeneration, and Social Stress;pp. 353-372
(Gunter Vogt, Department of Zoology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)

Genetic background for longevity in livestock species: A review;pp. 373-395
(Joaquim Casellas, Genetica i Millora Animal, Lleida, Spain)

Genetic and environmental factors affecting inflammatory responses to infection;pp. 397-427
(C.C. Blackwell, S.M. Moscovis, S.T. Hall, J. Stuart, C.J. Ashhurst-Smith, J. Roberts-Thomson, D. Yarnold, R.J. Scott, Faculty of Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle,NSW and
Hunter Medical Research Institute,New Lambton,NSW,Australia)

Mammalian cell sporulation - A possible link to disease and aging;pp. 429-452
(Yonnie Wu, Kyle Heim, and Erick Vasquez, Clemson University Genomics Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics,SC and others)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 495 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-075-1
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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