Modern biological theories of aging

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Despite recent advances in molecular biology and genetics, the mysteries that control human lifespan are yet to be unraveled. Many theories, which fall into two main categories: programmed and error theories, have been proposed to explain the process of aging, but neither of them appears to be fully satisfactory. These theories may interact with each other in a complex way. By understanding and testing the existing and new aging theories, it may be possible to promote successful aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalAging and Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Aging
  • Biological
  • Lifespan
  • Programmed
  • Theory


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