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Why We Age By Steven N. Austad

Why We Age
by Steven N. Austad

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Is there an aging gene? Can hormone therapy really extend life? Do antioxidants actually slow the aging process? 'Why We Age' investigates these and other findings about what aging is, when it starts, and why it happens.
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Why We Age: What Science is Discovering About the Body's Journey Through Life by Steven N. Austad

Is there an aging gene? Can hormone therapy really extend life? Do antioxidants actually slow the aging process? The compelling Why We Age investigates these and other findings about what aging is, when it starts, and why it happens.

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Why We Age Reviews


"Austad's book can be read with pleasure and profit by any intelligent person with a smattering of biological knowledge."--Science "In this clear, engrossing overview, Austad takes the sting out of a subject that will ultimately capture us all."--Publishers Weekly "Why We Age is remarkably rigorous in its analysis and thorough in scope . . . a comprehensive examination of its topic."--Science Expert Editors, Amazon.com

About Steven N. Austad


STEVEN N. AUSTAD, Ph.D., is an associate professor of zoology at the University of Idaho and an affiliated professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He serves as a science advisor for National Public Radio and writes for Natural History, Scientific American, and National Wildlife. Dr. Austad lives in Moscow, Idaho.

Table of Contents


The Paradox of Aging. Age Inflation and the Limits of Life. Has Aging Changed Over Time? Is Aging Genetic? Why Does Aging Happen? The Rate of Living. What Evolution Explains about Aging. What Processes Cause Aging? Reproductive Aging, Menopause, and Health. Slowing Aging and Extending Life: Remedies and Expectations. Notes. Index.

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GOR001399437
Why We Age: What Science is Discovering About the Body's Journey Through Life by Steven N. Austad
Steven N. Austad
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1999-04-22
256
0471296465
9780471296461
N/A
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