Principles and practice of hormetic treatment of aging and age-related diseases

  title={Principles and practice of hormetic treatment of aging and age-related diseases},
  author={Suresh I. S. Rattan},
  journal={Human \& Experimental Toxicology},
  pages={151 - 154}
  • S. Rattan
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Human & Experimental Toxicology
Aging is characterized by stochastic accumulation of molecular damage, progressive failure of maintenance and repair, and consequent onset of age-related diseases. Applying hormesis in aging research and therapy is based on the principle of stimulation of maintenance and repair pathways by repeated exposure to mild stress. Studies on the beneficial biological effects of repeated mild heat shock on human cells in culture, and other studies on the anti-aging and life-prolonging effects of… 

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