1AgingBiology 1F25for Biology Non-MajorsLecture 16Background Reading•Textbook, Chapter 17, especially pages 370-372.The People Who Prepared This LectureHarry PeeryJeff StuartHow Long Can We Live?De Grey wrote The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging(1999) and more recently Ending Aging (2007).University of Cambridge biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey says 1,000 years or more.
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2Dogbert takes a more conservative viewBacon will shorten your lifespan because of its high cholesterol, its high sodium (which leads to hypertension), its nitrites and nitrates which are carcinogens when converted to nitrosamines by the HCl of the stomach, and the high levels of free radicals that can be generated.In some, disease and aging come prematurely…Auguste Deter, 51, in 1901 the first patient with the disorder that Alois Alzheimer (below left) described in 1906 and a sample of her amnestichandwriting (below).…or at the height of one’s career…Lou Gehrig two years before he came down with the disease that today bears his name. He was 37 when he died.…or later in lifeb&w photos by Harry CuttingArtist Norman Rockwell in Arizona in his 70s