life extension

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life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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McDowell, of the University of Limerick (Ireland), and his associates wrote in Experimental Gerontology.
The Institute for Biomedicine of Ageing (IBA) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg was opened in February 1980 and was the first institute for gerontology in Germany specialising in medicine and experimental gerontology. It was the end of a long process, as experimental gerontology was still uncharted territory in Germany in the 1960s and 70s.
Messaoudi, "Mice and flies and monkeys too: caloric restriction rejuvenates the aging immune system of non-human primates," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
Weindruch, "The retardation of aging by caloric restriction: its significance in the transgenic era," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
Ventura, "The interplay between mitochondria and autophagy and its role in the aging process," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
A study described in Experimental Gerontology uncovered a protective effect for higher levels of the vitamin E subfractions gamma tocopherol, beta tocotrienol, and total tocotrienols against the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment.*
Cogger et al., "Caloric restriction reduces age-related pseudocapillarization of the hepatic sinusoid," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
In a recent co-authored paper in Experimental Gerontology (3) performed at the NIH's National Institute on Aging, we studied the effect of acai pulp on modulating lifespan.
Por su parte, investigadores espanoles publicaron en la revista Experimental Gerontology, un trabajo sobre un estudio que hicieron en ratones, a quienes administraron melatonina desde el primer mes de nacidos.
He is an Editorial Board member of the leading ageing journals "Aging Cell," "Biogerontology," "Experimental Gerontology" and "Mechanisms of Ageing & Development." He is Deputy National Representative of Greece in the European Union in the thematic area "Genomics and Biotechnology for Health."
And "at lower temperatures, the body may be more efficient at repairing damaged DNA," speculates Donald Ingram, acting chief of the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Austed, in a 1997 article in the journal Experimental Gerontology, found that "within species, body size is inversely related to longevity." In other words, bigger elephants die younger.

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