Theories of Aging

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Theories of Aging

Genetic Preprogramming theory of aging

Telomere length reduces every time a cell divides Telomere length = good marker of biological age built in time limit for reproduction of cells

Wear and tear theory of aging / Deterioration Theory / Fundamental Limitation Theory

aging is caused by progressive damage to cells and body sysems with time and use, mechanical functions decline

Disengagement Theory of Aging

Activity Theory of Aging