The Paradoxes of Longevity

  • Jean-Marie Robine
  • Bernard Forette
  • Claudio Franceschi
  • Michel Allard
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Longevity book series (RPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. J. R. Wilmoth, S. Horiuchi
    Pages 35-60
  3. B. P. Yu, D. Y. Lee, E. H. Hwang, B. O. Lim
    Pages 93-102
  4. D. A. Snowdon, L. H. Greiner, S. J. Kemper, N. Nanayakkara, J. A. Mortimer
    Pages 103-113
  5. H. S. Friedman
    Pages 115-122
  6. J. Légaré, Y. Carrière
    Pages 123-133
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-137

About these proceedings


An ever greater number of our contemporaries will reach a very much greater age than their ancestors. Longevity is one of the most fertile fields for paradoxes: it is clear that the same causes do not produce the same effects at the age of ten and at the age of one hundred! On the subject of longevity, the "recipe book" is far from having been written. Nevertheless, the Fondation IPSEN has chosen a few of these paradoxes to discuss and try and explain them.


age aging cancer cancer mortality health longevity mortality nutrition personality resistance senescence

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 1
  • Bernard Forette
    • 2
  • Claudio Franceschi
    • 3
  • Michel Allard
    • 4
  1. 1.Equipe INSERM Démographie et SantéVal d’Aurelle, Pare EuromédecineMontpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Hôpital Sainte PerineParisFrance
  3. 3.INRCAAnconaItaly
  4. 4.Fondation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64258-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60100-2
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