Chapter 17. Ageing

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch17

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Ageing, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch17

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • ageing;
  • premature death;
  • human survival;
  • life expectancy;
  • oxygen

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Human survival curves

  • Life expectancy

  • How does a restricted diet decrease the rate of ageing?

  • Human longevity and diet

  • Dietary fats and ageing

  • Are the rates of ageing determined in uterol