Nutrition Longevity, and Aging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125916561, 9780323157179

Nutrition Longevity, and Aging

1st Edition

Editors: Morris Rockstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323157179
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 296
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Nutrition, Longevity, and Aging documents the proceedings of a symposium on ""Nutrition, Longevity, and Aging,"" held at the University of Miami School of Medicine, February 26-27, 1976, sponsored by the Training Program in Cellular Aging of the Departments of Physiology/Biophysics and Microbiology.
Clinicians and research scientists working in the field of nutrition and closely related specialities were invited to relate their expertise on specific problems in the study of gerontology as well as to general aspects of the aging process. Some of the papers employed animal models—a basic tool in gerontological research—to investigate the relationship of nutrition to aging. Others discuss the effects of diet on increasing longevity as well as reducing the incidence or severity of diseases common in the aging human population (e.g., diabetes mellitus, stroke, atherosclerosis, obesity).
The Editors hope that the contents of this volume will serve to stimulate clinical researchers as well as basic scientists to undertake investigations involving the nutritional basis of many of the basic problems encountered in the study of aging.

Table of Contents




Introduction: Food for Thought

Nutritional Characteristics of the Elderly — An Overview

The Role of Nutrition in Human Aging

Biochemical Impact of Nutrition on the Aging Process

Protein Metabolism and Needs in Elderly People

Behavioral Aspects of Nutrition and Longevity in Animals

The Possible Role of Vitamins in the Aging Process

Aging and Atherosclerosis: Interactions with Diet, Heredity, and Associated Risk Factors

Nutritional Aspects of Stroke, Particularly in the Elderly

The Role of Nutrition to Diabetes in Relation to Age

Nutrition, Aging, and Obesity


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