Endocrine Aspects of Successful Aging: Genes, Hormones and Lifestyles

  • Philippe Chanson
  • Jacques Epelbaum
  • Steven Lamberts
  • Yves Christen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. A. Bartke, J. Kopchick, F. Dominici, D. Turyn
    Pages 19-33
  3. J. A. M. J. L. Janssen, S. W. J. Lamberts
    Pages 49-61
  4. Min Jiang, Ilpo Huhtaniemi
    Pages 63-87
  5. Jens C. Pruessner, Catherine Lord, Robert Renwick, Michael Meaney, Sonia Lupien
    Pages 89-100
  6. M. Schumacher, C. Ibanez, F. Robert, L. M. Garcia-Segura, R. J. M. Franklin, R. C. Melcangi
    Pages 101-127
  7. Barbara B. Sherwin
    Pages 149-156
  8. André G. Uitterlinden, Huibert A. P. Pols
    Pages 157-163
  9. Caleb E. Finch, Todd E. Morgan, Irina Rozovsky, Min Wei
    Pages 191-206
  10. Annewieke W. van den Beld, Steven W. J. Lamberts
    Pages 217-227
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy at birth in North America and Western Europe was around 50 years of age. Nowadays, women have gained more than 30 years of age and men are trailing closer. However, according to several scientists and sociologists, such as Louis Chauvel, the notion of a "greying society" is not entirely adequate since aging people are physically and socially younger and more active for a longer time. Of course, the other side of the medal is to tackle the challenge of preventing age-associated chronic diseases. In this book the extensive field of research on neuroendocrine aging has been reviewed, including data from molecular biology and on simple organisms as well as on the hormonal substitution strategies in humans. Aging is one of the most complex biological processes determined by the interactions between genetic and environmental factors.


Age-Related Diseases Aging Cognitive Functioning Estrogens Longevity Morphism Testosterone function variable

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Chanson
    • 1
  • Jacques Epelbaum
    • 2
  • Steven Lamberts
    • 3
  • Yves Christen
    • 4
  1. 1.Service d’EndocrinologieHôpital BicêtreKremlin-BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U549IFR Broca-Sainte AnneParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineErasmus MCRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueFondation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07359-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07019-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-2253
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