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dc.contributor.advisorPerls, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSebastiani, Paolaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Royen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T12:47:03Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T12:47:03Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/41304
dc.description.abstractHealthspan describes the length of time an individual lives without disability or chronic disease. Characteristic to aging is the risk for the onset of both through a progressive accumulation of deficits in normal physiologic function. In the past, the declines associated with aging were simply accepted as inevitable. Today, longevity research has undergone a meteoric rise in popularity. This is due to several landmark studies demonstrating that what was once thought of as inevitable has potential to be delayed. This thesis aims to consolidate current theories of biochemical processes believed to underlie aging, and explore their interconnections. Furthermore, current pharmaceutical and lifestyle interventions being studied to promote longevity and target these specific pathways will be analyzed for safety and practicality for use in a primary care setting. Through a shift from symptom-based care to personalized preventative care, the goal is to maximize function into older age and empower individuals to live life to the fullest well beyond what was previously imagined.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAgingen_US
dc.subjectCentenariansen_US
dc.subjectLifestyle habitsen_US
dc.subjectLongevityen_US
dc.subjectPrimary care practiceen_US
dc.subjectSirtuinsen_US
dc.titleLongevity: translation of aging theories into actionen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2020-07-16T01:04:09Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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