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McDonald, Roger B.

Biology of Aging

Biology of Aging

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Biology of Aging, Second Edition presents the biological principles that
have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes
how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience
of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. Intended for
undergraduate biology students, it describes how the rate of biological
aging is measured; explores the mechanisms underlying cellular aging;
discusses the genetic pathways that affect longevity in various
organisms; outlines the normal age-related changes and the functional
decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan; and
considers the implications of modulating the rate of aging and
longevity. The book also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to
help students assess their knowledge of the material.

Roger McDonald received his Ph.D. from the
University of Southern California and is Professor Emeritus in the
Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Dr.
McDonald's research focused on mechanisms of cellular aging and the
interaction between nutrition and aging. His research addressed two key
topics in the field: the relationship between dietary restriction and
lifespan, and the effect of aging on circadian rhythms and hypothalamic
regulation. You can contact Dr. McDonald at

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