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Intervening in ageing to prevent the diseases of ageing


Partridge,  L.
Department Partridge - Biological Mechanisms of Ageing, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Max Planck Society;

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Partridge, L. (2014). Intervening in ageing to prevent the diseases of ageing. Trends Endocrinol Metab, 25(11), 555-7. doi:10.1016/j.tem.2014.08.003.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-000B-74F4-F
Increases in human lifespan worldwide have revealed that advancing age is the predominant risk factor for major life-threatening diseases. Recent work has shown that ageing in diverse animals, including humans, is malleable to specific types of genetic mutation, diet, and drugs that can extend lifespan and improve health during ageing. These findings point to the prospect of broad-spectrum preventive medicine for the diseases of ageing based on intervention in relevant aspects of the ageing process itself.