The book describes the mechanisms involved in the maintenance of neuroendocrine-immune interactions in ageing. The lack of this maintenance leads to the appearance of age-related diseases (cancer, infections, dementia) and subsequent disability. The capacity of some hormones or nutritional factors in restoring and remodelling the neuroendocrine-immune response during ageing is reported presenting possible new anti-ageing strategies in order to reach healthy ageing and longevity.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 970 g
Dimensions: 286 x 221 x 19 mm
"...is a welcome addition to biogerontological literature...the wealth of information provided with respect to the ageing brain, the immune system and the hormonal system is definately highly useful to venture into other areas of biogerentology."
- BIOGERONTOLOGY (2005)
"...offers a good overview of some of the studies carried out to help address these questions, focusing particularly on the neuro-endocrine-immune axis...Overall, this text offers a good overview of the aging of the immune, neural and endocrine systems, and enables the appreciation of how biological aging of one system influences the other."
-Meharvan Singh, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, U.S.A. (2005)