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Mild Stress and Healthy Aging : Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions - Eric Le Bourg

Mild Stress and Healthy Aging

Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions

By: Eric Le Bourg (Editor), Suresh I. S. Rattan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th February 2008
ISBN: 9781402068683
Number Of Pages: 188

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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. 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. Novel approaches to improving health and longevity are introduced.

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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)

Hormesis and Aging: What's the Deal?p. 1
What Is Hormesis?p. 5
Irradiation and Hormesisp. 21
Hypergravity in Drosophila melanogasterp. 43
Temperature-Induced Hormesis in Drosophilap. 65
Hormetic Modulation of Aging in Human Cellsp. 81
Physical Activity: A Strong Stimulant for Hormesis During Agingp. 97
How Xenohormetic Compounds Confer Health Benefitsp. 115
Mild Stress in the Aging Heart: Role of Ischemic Preconditioningp. 139
Clinical Applications of Low-Dose Whole Body Irradiation Hormesisp. 157
Conclusion.: Mild Stress and Healthy Aging: Perspectives for Human Beingsp. 171
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9781402068683
ISBN-10: 1402068689
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 7th February 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46