Growing Older: What Young People Should Know about Aging

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Abkhazia, Abkhasians, 108-110, 154-155
accidents, 51, 145; automobile, 41- 44; falls, 44-46
Africa, 12
age discrimination, 90-92, 121. See also stereotypes of aging age groups, defined, 16
aging: biological, 3, 23-24; cellular, 24-31, 30; genetic "clock," 4, 27- 29, 138-139, 145-147, 156-157, 158; premature, 23, 27, 145; young people's views of, 4-7, 14, 159-161
agitation, 58
AlDS, 121
air pollution, 62
Alaska, 13, 106
alchemy, 139-143
alcohol, alcoholism, 20, 50, 54, 82- 85
Alcoholics Anonymous, 85
Alzheimer's disease, 57-60, 66, 80, 89, 100, 101, 122
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 38
American Cancer Society, 60, 64
American Diabetes Association, 49, 51
American Heart Association, 51, 54, 55
American Indians, 49, 106, 108
American Medical Association, 46;
Program on Aging, 102-104
American Psychiatric Association, 74
American Psychologist, 66
angina, 53
animals, life spans of, 137-138, 147, 149, 150-152
antidepressants, 58, 71-73, 74, 75- 76, 81
antioxidants, 147-151
anxiety, 69, 72. See also depression
aqueous humor, 47
arthritis, 37-41, 143
Arthritis Foundation, 41
arteries. See blood vessels
artists, 121
asbestos, 62
aspirin, 39
atherosclerosis, 52
auric bromide, 143
automobile accidents, 41-44
Avorn, Jerry, 129
Barash, David, 109
basal metabolic rate, 35
Beauvoir, Simone de, 117-118
Benny, Jack, 89
BHT preservative, 149-150
biological aging, 3, 23-24
blacks. 13-14, 53, 79
bladder, 35
blindness, 48
blood: amount pumped, 34, 52; fats in, 50, 52, 152; and glaucoma, 47; and strokes, 44; white cells, 149, 156
blood pressure, 44, 52. See also hypertension blood sugar (glucose), 48, 49, 50
blood vessels, 34, 35, 36; caradiovascular diseases and, 52-53
bones, 35, 44; and osteoporosis, 45-46
Boston, MA, Chinese community in, 113-114


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