Nutrition, Exercise and Epigenetics: Ageing Interventions

  • Byung Pal Yu

Part of the Healthy Ageing and Longevity book series (HAL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kyong Chol Kim, Sang-Woon Choi
    Pages 1-28
  3. Dae Hyun Kim, Eun Kyeong Lee, Min Hi Park, Byoung Chul Kim, Ki Wung Chung, Byung Pal Yu et al.
    Pages 49-68
  4. Isao Shimokawa
    Pages 69-83
  5. Sataro Goto, Kyojiro Kawakami, Hisashi Naito, Shizuo Katamoto, Zsolt Radak
    Pages 85-100
  6. Kunihiro Sakuma, Akihiko Yamaguchi
    Pages 127-151
  7. Bahram H. Arjmandi, Sarah A. Johnson
    Pages 153-177
  8. George S. Roth, Donald K. Ingram
    Pages 211-243
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About this book


This book focuses on the three most important aspects of ageing research: nutrition, physical exercise and epigenetics. The contributors discuss ways that age-related epigenetic imprints such as DNA methylation and histone acetylation are modified by these two interventions. The emphasis on epigenetics helps to illuminate the underlying mechanisms of anti-ageing interventions, as ageing and disease are predominately epigenetic phenomena.

Among the highlights are chapter-length discussion of such topics as:  how anti-inflammatory action of calorie restriction underlies the retardation of ageing and age-related diseases (Chapter 3); epigenetic modification of gene expression by exercise (Chapter 5); the role of functional foods and their bioactive components in bone health (Chapter 8); and an account of the first decade of a study of calorie restriction in nonhuman primates, conducted by the National Institute on Ageing.



Aging and age-related disease Aging intervention Calorie restriction Epigenetic modifications Exercise

Editors and affiliations

  • Byung Pal Yu
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  1. 1.PhysiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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