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Aging, sarcopenia and the life course

Sayer, Avan Aihie and Cooper, Cyrus (2007) Aging, sarcopenia and the life course Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 16, (4), pp. 265-274. (doi:10.1017/S0959259807002225).

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There is growing support for characterizing human aging from a life-course perspective, in terms of recognizing important influences operating from conception to death, and this approach provides a framework for understanding aging processes operating at the individual level. Kirkwood's disposable soma theory proposes that aging is a manifestation of imperfect somatic maintenance and repair processes. We can therefore predict that differing exposure to the determinants of somatic damage across the life-course, and variable capacity to respond in terms of repair are likely to underlie the wide variation in rates of aging between individuals.

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Published date: 2007
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine


Local EPrints ID: 199457
ISSN: 0959-2598
PURE UUID: 35dc39b8-6779-4cd5-9a04-dba23b4970e1
ORCID for Cyrus Cooper: ORCID iD

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:16

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