the biology of aging

Doug Skrecky oberon at vcn.bc.ca
Sun Sep 3 12:51:44 EST 2000

Mayo Clin Proc 75 Suppl: S3-8 Jan 2000

Abstract:  Nothing has been demonstrated to slow or
reverse the primary aging process in humans; instead,
 the factors that are known to affect longevity do so by
their influence on disease development, which is part
of secondary aging. Preventive strategies against
secondary aging are aimed at maintaining health and
functional capacity and rectangularizing, rather than
extending, the survival curve. Interventions for preventive
geriatrics and successful aging include a low-fat, low-energy
diet with a high content of fruits and vegetables; exercise;
and hormone replacement.

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