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Metabolic Theories of Aging
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Metabolic theories of aging postulate that aging is due to energy expenditure, which ultimately results in the breakdown and eventual death of cells. Historically, within the realm of metabolic theories of aging, there have been three models: The Rate-of-Living theory, The Oxidative Damage/Free Radical theory, and the Metabolic Stability theory. All three theories maintain that aging is directly related to metabolic rate, but the theories differ in how they arrive at that conclusion.
aging, energy expenditure, free radical theory, metabolic stability theory, metabolic theories, rate of living theory, reactive oxygen species (ROS)
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. j.
(2020). Metabolic Theories of Aging. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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