Longevity and Frailty

Understanding the relationship between frailty and longevity becomes increasingly important as the world continues to age and life expectancy in most countries continues to increase. The articles contained in this book are the outcome of a colloquium sponsored by Fondation IPSEN in which interdiscip...

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Other Authors: Carey, James R., Robine, Jean-Marie., Pierre Michel, Jean., Christen, Yves.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005.
Series: Research and Perspectives in Longevity
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b138997
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Table of Contents:
  • The Medfly as a Frailty Model: Implications for Biodemographic Research
  • Social Control of Aging and Frailty in Bees
  • A review of Genes that Act Downstream of the DAF-16 FOXO Transcription Factor to Influence the Life Span of C. Elegans
  • Calorie Restriction in Nonhuman Primates: Impact on Aging, Disease, and Frailty
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Longevity and Frailty
  • Flies Without Wings
  • Biological Markers and the Molecular Biology of Frailty
  • Inflammation: The Fire of Frailty?
  • Early Life Conditions Affect Historical Change in Old-Age Mortality
  • Aging, Frailty, and the Compression of Morbidity: Definite Progress
  • Cognition and Frailty: Possible Interrelations
  • Consequences of the 2003 Summer Heat Wave on Mortality Levels in France
  • The Oldest-Old: Emergence of a New Population.