Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

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CRC Press, Feb 3, 2017 - Medical - 243 pages
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Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been affirmatively selected because it levels the death rate over time helping stabilize population dynamics and prevent extinctions.

 

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Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Foreword by Michael Rosenzweig Introduction
Hormesis
The Diverse Demography of Aging
Aging is not Caused by Accumulated Damage
Three Prevailing Theories and their Failings
Aging is Very
Evolving Population Control
How Might Aging Have Evolved as an Adaptation?
Reforming Evolutionary Theory
A New Paradigm for Medical Research
Index
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