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Mild Stress and Healthy Aging
Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions
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Main description:

Stress is a double edged sword. Whereas chronic stress has well known harmful effects, recent research shows that intermittent exposure of cells and organisms to mild stress can improve various biological parameters, including severe stress tolerance, health span and longevity. Mild stress-induced hormesis is potentially a powerful tool in gerontological research and interventions. This book brings together some of the world leaders in this area of research who present a critical analysis of the ongoing research with respect to the effects and mechanisms of action of various types of mild stress, such as irradiation, heat, physical exercise, hypergravity, pro-oxidants and nutritional components, on a variety of biological systems ranging from fruitflies to human cells and bodies. Their separate chapters and a final collective chapter open up a whole new world of possibilities for future research in aging, successful aging, and health span extension.


Feature:

Highlighting the positive effects of mild stress


Presenting novel experimental tools for aging research and interventions


Introducing novel approaches to improving health and longevity


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Stress is a double edged sword. Whereas chronic stress has well known harmful effects, recent research shows that intermittent exposure of cells and organisms to mild stress can improve various biological parameters, including severe stress tolerance, health span and longevity. Mild stress-induced hormesis is potentially a powerful tool in gerontological research and interventions. This book brings together some of the world leaders in this area of research who present a critical analysis of the ongoing research with respect to the effects and mechanisms of action of various types of mild stress, such as irradiation, heat, physical exercise, hypergravity, pro-oxidants and nutritional components, on a variety of biological systems ranging from fruitflies to human cells and bodies. Their separate chapters and a final collective chapter open up a whole new world of possibilities for future research in aging, successful aging, and health span extension.


Contents:

Hormesis and Aging: What's the Deal?.- What Is Hormesis?.- Irradiation and Hormesis.- Hypergravity in Drosophila melanogaster.- Temperature-Induced Hormesis in Drosophila.- Hormetic Modulation of Aging in Human Cells.- Physical Activity: A Strong Stimulant for Hormesis During Aging.- How Xenohormetic Compounds Confer Health Benefits.- Mild Stress in the Aging Heart: Role of Ischemic Preconditioning.- Clinical Applications of Low-Dose Whole Body Irradiation Hormesis.- Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Perspectives for Human Beings.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9789048177455
Publisher: Springer (Springer Netherlands)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 196
Weight: 304g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: General Issues, Geriatrics, Reproductive Medicine
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"The present book is timely written by experts in the subject and presents state-of-art status of research on hormesis and aging. … is thought provoking and opens an exciting new area for detailed study. It is highly useful for young researchers in biogerontology as well as for the established biogerontologists to analyse their results in the light of hormetic effects. Thus the book is worth reading by not only biogerontologists but by all those who are interested in understanding the hormetic approach for healthy aging." (Mahendra K. Thakur, Biogerontology, Juni, 2008)