Trace Elements and Minerals in Health and Longevity

  • Marco Malavolta
  • Eugenio Mocchegiani

Part of the Healthy Ageing and Longevity book series (HAL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tanja Grubić Kezele
    Pages 1-34
  3. Miguel Arredondo, Mauricio González, Mauricio Latorre
    Pages 35-62
  4. Halyna Antonyak, Ruslana Iskra, Natalia Panas, Roman Lysiuk
    Pages 63-98
  5. John H. Beattie, Marco Malavolta, Irina Korichneva
    Pages 99-131
  6. Ruslana Iskra, Halyna Antonyak
    Pages 133-162
  7. Forrest H. Nielsen
    Pages 163-177
  8. Yosef Dror, Felicia Stern
    Pages 179-207
  9. Massimo Boemi, Maria Paola Luconi
    Pages 209-234
  10. Mario Barbagallo, Ligia J. Dominguez
    Pages 235-264
  11. Halyna Antonyak, Ruslana Iskra, Roman Lysiuk
    Pages 265-301
  12. Yosef Dror, Shmuel M. Giveon, Felicia Stern
    Pages 303-325
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 327-328

About this book


This book describes the role of trace elements in health and longevity, pursuing a biogerontological approach. It offers essential information on the impact of trace elements on molecular and physiological processes of aging, and on their impact on health in connection with aging. The major topics covered in its 11 chapters, each dedicated to a specific trace element or mineral, are: 

a) Role of the element in species longevity, 

b) Recommended intake for longevity in animal species and in the elderly, 

c) Deficiency and age-related disease, 

d) Excess/toxicity and age-related disease, and

e) Interactions with drugs prescribed in the elderly.   

Clinical, animal and other laboratory models of interest in aging are included, which enable a more in-depth analysis to be made. The respective chapters are a mixture of overviews and more in-depth reviews in which the mechanisms of aging are described from the point of view of their specific interactions with trace elements and minerals



molecular and physiological processes of aging deficiency and age-related disease excess / toxicity and age-related disease Trace elements Minerals

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Malavolta
    • 1
  • Eugenio Mocchegiani
    • 2
  1. 1.IRCCS INRCA—Italian National Institute of Health and Science on AgingAnconaItaly
  2. 2.AnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03741-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03742-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-9007
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-9015
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