Human Longevity: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bioenergetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution (Hardback)
  • Human Longevity: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bioenergetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution (Hardback)
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Human Longevity: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bioenergetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution (Hardback)

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Hardback 259 Pages / Published: 18/09/2014
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More than 7 billion people inhabit the earth and all of them are subject to aging. This book is aimed at persons interested in a molecular explanation of how our cells age. Human Longevity: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bioenergetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution is built on the proposition that we age as our mitochondria age. It suggests a revised version of Harman's famous hypothesis featuring mitochondrial oxidative and energy stresses as the root causes of aging.

Human cells are protected from the ravages of aging by a battery of defensive systems including some novel mechanisms against membrane oxidation introduced in this book. This concept is consistent with recent discoveries showing that mitochondria-targeted antioxidants prevent Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain disease in animal models of neurodegeneration.

This book explores a unified theory of aging based on bioenergetics. It covers a variety of topics including an introduction to the science of human aging, the Darwinian selection of membranes enabling longevity, a revised mitochondrial membrane hypothesis of aging, and various mechanisms that protect human mitochondrial membranes, thereby enabling longevity.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781466594869
Number of pages: 259
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

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