Material Detail

The Evolution of Aging 3rd Edition

The Evolution of Aging 3rd Edition

Free fixed-format e-textbook (PDF). Theories of biological aging are essential to understanding age-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke that now cause most deaths in developed countries and are the subject of the majority of current medical research efforts. The evolutionary basis of aging and consequent theories of human senescence have been controversial for more than 150 years and represent one of the most important unresolved issues of modern science. Until recently researchers almost exclusively followed non-programmed theories of aging that suggest that generally each manifestation of aging must be individually addressed and that aging, per se, is an untreatable condition. Emerging programmed aging theories suggest that aging is itself a treatable condition and... Show More


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.