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Author Weale, Robert A
Title Youth Prolonged : Old Age Postponed
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 What's the Problem? -- Chapter 2 Language as a Barrier -- 'I can't hear you' -- Chapter 3 Dress and Appearance -- Disguising the years -- Failure? -- Chapter 4 Digging Up the Past -- or, Where Do We Come From? -- Were our ancestors healthier than we are? -- Chapter 5 Ageing Factors -- More about appearance: Tell-tale signs - Sun, smiles and smoking -- Chapter 6 Guessing by Experts -- Chapter 7 More About the Skin, Posture and Bones -- The skin -- Posture and muscles -- Bones, and (almost) all fall down -- Chapter 8 Biomarkers -- or, The Countdown to the End - Men and Women, Life-Expectancy -- Chapter 9 The Eyes Have It -- Focusing -- Colour change -- The eyes can show their age -- Chapter 10 Thought for Food -- Chapter 11 Why Do We Age? Is It a Matter of Biological Economics? -- Biological economics -- Chapter 12 Elements -- The keys to ageing? -- Chapter 13 Some Age-Related Diseases: Risk Factors -- Alzheimer's disease -- Common problems of the bones -- Risk factors for some cancers -- Bone cancer -- Brain cancer -- Breast cancer and ovarian cancer -- Colorectal cancer -- Lung cancer -- Cancer of the prostate -- Stomach cancer -- The heart at risk -- Parkinson's disease ('the shakes') -- Stroke: the brain at risk -- Chapter 14 The End of Ageing -- Chapter 15 What Can We Do About All This? -- Smoking and the eyes -- Can mental attitude play a role? -- What else can be done? -- Chapter 16 Summary of Chapters 1-15 -- Ageing (leading to some detailed reading) -- Chapter 17 Old Age -- Chapter 18 Biomarkers -- Chapter 19 The Menopause -- Chapter 20 Age in the Distant Past -- Chapter 21 How Does Human Ageing Fit into the Animal Scheme? -- Chapter 22 From End to Start -- References -- Index
What exactly is human ageing? Can it be slowed down? These questions have puzzled scientists and laymen alike for generations, and continue to do so today. The author addresses these thought-provoking issues by challenging pre-conceived notions of age-perception, age-acceptance and inter-age relations. Pertinent matters of age-related communication are dealt with, and the reader is treated to a grand tour of the latest theories of ageing, age-related biological changes and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Here, the author's expertise in age-related eye diseases truly comes into its own.Weale's unique work not only underlines important genetic and avoidable risk factors but gives ample consideration to possible consequences stemming from different early lifestyles. Readers will re-consider their ideas of what it means to age, and gain a better understanding of what can and cannot slow down the process of ageing
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Weale, Robert A Youth Prolonged: Old Age Postponed Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2009 9781848165076
Subject Longevity.;Aging -- Prevention.;Health
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