Further Reading

Barnett YA (1994) Nutrition and the ageing process. British Journal of Biomedical Sciences 51: 278-287.

Bellamy D (ed.) (1995) Ageing: A Biomedical Perspective. Chichester: Wiley.

Esser K and Martin GM (1995) Molecular Aspects of Ageing Chichester: Wiley.

Finch CE (1991) Longevity, Senescence and the Genome Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hayflick L (1993) Aspects of cellular ageing. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 3: 207-222.

Kanungo MS (1994) In Genes and Ageing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kirkland JL (2002) The biology of senescence: potential for the prevention of disease. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 18: 383-405.

Kirkwood TBL (1992) Comparative lifespans of species: why do species have the lifespans they do? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 55: 1191S-1195S.

Mera SL (1992) Senescence and pathology in ageing. Medical Laboratory Sciences 4: 271-282.

(1995) Somatic mutations and ageing: cause or effect? Mutation Research, DNAging (special issue) 338: 1-234.

Tominaga K, Olgun A, Smith JR, and Periera-Smith OM (2002) Genetics of cellular senescence. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 123: 927-936.

Troen BR (2003) The biology of ageing. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 70(1): 3-22.

US Bureau of the Census (1999) Report WP/98, World Population Profile. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.

von Zglinicki T, Biirkle A, and Kirkwood TBL (2001) Stress, DNA damage and ageing - an integrated approach. Experimental Gerontology 36: 1049-1062.

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