Volume 4 - Article 1 | Pages 1-28

A mini-review of the evolutionary theories of aging.: Is it the time to accept them?

By Éric Le Bourg

Print this page  Send this article to a friend  Twitter

 

 
Date received:16 Nov 2000
Date published:08 Feb 2001
Word count:9390
Keywords:age/aging, evolutionary theories of aging, longevity, trade offs
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2001.4.1
 

Abstract

This article reviews some studies testing evolutionary theories of aging and shows that they are not always confirmed. Nevertheless, many gerontologists consider now that these theories provide a general explanation of the aging process. In such conditions, we may wonder whether time has come to provisionally accept these theories in order to redirect the research efforts of gerontologists towards other directions, such as the search for new means to modulate the aging process.

Author's Affiliation

Éric Le Bourg - CNRS-University Paul-Sabatier, France [Email]

Most recent similar articles in Demographic Research

» Blame the parents? The association between parental longevity and successful ageing
Volume 19 - Article 38    | Keywords: age/aging, longevity

» Rivalry, solidarity, and longevity among siblings: A life course approach to the impact of sibship composition and birth order on later life mortality risk, Antwerp (1846-1920)
Volume 31 - Article 38    | Keywords: longevity

» A matrix approach to the statistics of longevity in heterogeneous frailty models
Volume 31 - Article 19    | Keywords: longevity

» Sex ratios at sexual maturity and longevity: Evidence from Swedish register data
Volume 29 - Article 31    | Keywords: longevity

» The mystery of Japan's missing centenarians explained
Volume 26 - Article 11    | Keywords: longevity

Articles

»Volume 4

 

Citations

 

Similar Articles

 

 

Jump to Article

Volume Page
Volume Article ID