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Weale, R. A. (Robert Alexander)
Youth prolonged : old age postponed / Robert Weale
Alternate Title Old age postponed
London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QP85 .W43 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Longevity
Aging -- Prevention
Health
Physical Description xii, 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 128-130) and index
Contents What's the problem? -- Language as a barrier: "I can't hear you" -- Dress and appearance: disguising the years; failure? -- Digging up the past; or, Where do we come from?: Were our ancestors healthier than we are? -- Ageing factors: More about appearance: tell-tale signs - sun, smiles and smoking -- Guessing by experts -- More about the skin, posture and bones -- Biomarkers; or, The countdown to the end - men and women, life-expectancy -- The eyes have it -- Thought for food -- Why do we age? Is it a matter of biological economics -- Elements -- Some age-related diseases: risk factors - Alzheimer's disease, bones, cancers, heart, Parkinson's, stroke -- The end of ageing -- What can we do about all this? -- Old age -- Biomarkers -- The menopause -- Age in the distant past -- How does human ageing fit into the animal scheme? -- From end to start

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