Mild Stress and Healthy Aging

Applying Hormesis in Aging Research and Interventions

  • Eric Le Bourg
  • Suresh I. S. Rattan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Eric Le Bourg, Suresh I. S. Rattan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Edward J. Calabrese
    Pages 5-19
  4. Alexander M. Vaiserman
    Pages 21-41
  5. Eric Le Bourg
    Pages 43-63
  6. Jesper G. Sørensen, Pernille Sarup, Torsten N. Kristensen, Volker Loeschcke
    Pages 65-79
  7. Suresh I. S. Rattan
    Pages 81-96
  8. Pasquale Abete, Franco Rengo
    Pages 139-155
  9. Pasquale Abete, Edward J. Calabrese, Li Li Ji, Torsten N. Kristensen, Eric Le Bourg, Volker Loeschcke et al.
    Pages 171-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


Stress is a double edged sword. Whereas chronic stress has well known harmful effects, recent research shows that intermittent exposure of cells and organisms to mild stress can improve various biological parameters, including severe stress tolerance, health span and longevity. Mild stress-induced hormesis is potentially a powerful tool in gerontological research and interventions. This book brings together some of the world leaders in this area of research who present a critical analysis of the ongoing research with respect to the effects and mechanisms of action of various types of mild stress, such as irradiation, heat, physical exercise, hypergravity, pro-oxidants and nutritional components, on a variety of biological systems ranging from fruitflies to human cells and bodies. Their separate chapters and a final collective chapter open up a whole new world of possibilities for future research in aging, successful aging, and health span extension.


aging cells clinical application health intervention nutrition radiation research stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Le Bourg
    • 1
  • Suresh I. S. Rattan
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Paul-SabatierFrance
  2. 2.University of AarhusDenmark

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