Outline of life extension


Outline of life extension

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to life extension:

Life extension – study of slowing down or reversing the processes of aging to extend both the maximum and average lifespan. Also known as anti-aging medicine, experimental gerontology, and biomedical gerontology.

Contents

Core

Strategies

Available strategies

Potential future strategies

Causes of aging

Theories of energy

  • Theories of aging
    • Antagonistic pleiotropy theory of aging
    • Caloric restriction theory
    • Cross-linkage theory of aging
    • Death hormone theory
    • Disposable soma theory of aging
    • Error catastrophe theory of aging
    • Errors and Repairs Theory
    • Free-radical theory
    • Gene mutation theory
    • Genetic control theory
    • Glycation theory of aging
    • Hayflick limit theory
    • Inflammation theory of aging
    • Immunological theory of aging
    • Membrane theory of aging
    • Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging
    • Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    • Mutation accumulation theory of aging
    • Neuroendocrine theory of aging
    • Order to disorder theory of aging
    • Rate of living theory
    • Redundant DNA theory
    • Reliability theory of aging and longevity
    • Somatic mutation theory of aging
    • Telomeric theory of aging
    • Theory of programmed death
    • Thermodynamic theory of aging
    • Thymic-stimulating theory
    • Waste accumulation theory

Organizations

Notable people

Further reading

  • Ending Aging, a 2007 book which describes Aubrey de Grey's medical proposal for defeating aging (i.e. SENS).

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