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GEY 3601- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 73 pages long!)

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Gerontology
Course Code
GEY 3601
Professor
ronald Lucchino

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[GEY 3601] Comprehensive spring guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at oneclass.com Factors influencing aging 1. Explain what influences (2 for each) the aging rate for each of the following aging factors a. lifestyle 1. proper nutrition – low calorie intake shows positive signs of better health in the long run. 2. regular exercise- is a good stress manager and allows for strengthening of the body and mind b. exercise (physical and mental) 1. physical- allows the body to stay tone and active stimulation slows the degenerative effect of aging. 2. mental- allows the mind to function at a higher rate. If you don’t use it, you lose it. c. environment 1. sun exposure- kills skin cells faster 2. air pollution- kills cells faster causing aging d. genetics 1. parental age 1. the older the parents, the more vulnerable the fetus will be to genetic mutation, which cause aging to vary. 2. if parents live a long live, your genetics with help you hav a beter chance of living longer 2. late onset diseases (two examples) 1. osteoarthritis- degenerative inflammatory bone disease 2. Alzheimer’s disease- degenerative memory lose 2. a) Explain how Hayflick’s Limit theory may explain loss of vitality and the onset of senescence observed in the aging curve (increase and decrease in vitality). c) How does the Telomere theory explains Hayflick’s Limit c) How does the Telomere theory explain longevity of cells? See article Staying Young. find more resources at oneclass.com
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