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Damage-Based Theories of Aging and Future Treatment Schemes
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Author(s)
Angus Hung
KEYWORDS
aging; lifespan; longevity; senescence; damage-based theories of aging
ABSTRACT
Organismal senescence has been postulated to result from a myriad of biological factors, ranging from environmental facets to detrimental internal mechanisms. However, a specific cause of aging is currently unknown. Two branches of aging theories have been proposed: damage-based theories and programmed theories. Here we examine the numerous kinds of promulgated damage-based theories. The possible therapies for combating aging in humans that may be employed in the near future will also be discussed.
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