Geroscience and the Links Between Aging and Chronic Disease
Author: Noel Lloyd
Date: December 10th, 2014
The journal Cell recently published an article entitled “Geroscience: Linking Aging to Chronic Disease.” It was authored by some of the leading lights in the field of geroscience. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, geroscience is the study of aging and aging-related diseases. It is a relatively new term, but it's rooted in aging research, which has been going on for decades.
The article outlines the recent developments in the field of aging research and explains how experts are finding that aging is the prevalent risk factor for most diseases that limit healthy years of life. Spurred on by this research, the National Institutes of Health launched the Trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group in 2013 and held a geroscience summit. Noting that the elderly population is dramatically increasing, the article’s authors said more attention needs to be placed on aging research.
They also identity "seven pillars" of aging....繼續閱讀