Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

Joshua Mitteldorf

October 20, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 243 Pages - 11 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498715287 - CAT# K25335


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  • Presents a new understanding about the biology of aging
  • Calls for a new approach to medical research on aging
  • Contains practical advice for living longer
  • Written in an engaging and accessible style


Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been affirmatively selected because it levels the death rate over time helping stabilize population dynamics and prevent extinctions.