Genetics of aging and its impact on human longevity: theories and evidences that helps to prevent age-associated diseases

Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz

Abstract


Biogerontological studies about the factors that affect the human longevity and suscessful aging are highly relevant. Therefore, here this paper I review and coment some questions about currently aging theories, the existence (or not) of “longevity genes” and main genetics mechanisms potentially involved in aging and lifespan. From this review I also will consider the impact environment on genetic and epigenetic factors on human aging, health and longevity.


Keywords


Genetics. Longevity. Aging.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15448/2357-9641.2014.1.20082

ISSN-L: 2357-9641


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