From the stress theory of aging to energetic and evolutionary expectations for longevity

  title={From the stress theory of aging to energetic and evolutionary expectations for longevity},
  author={Peter A. Parsons},
Stress targets energy carriers. Genes for stress resistance are selected that convey high metabolic efficiency enabling adaptation to the energetically restrictive and hence stressful environments of natural populations. Data from experimental organisms and from humans are consistent with a primary role for stress resistance underlying life span, which provides a hitherto neglected procedure for assaying longevity in natural populations. Taking into account the metabolic consequences of… CONTINUE READING

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