Mech Ageing Dev. 1997 Oct; 98(1): 47-55.
Physiological basis for long life span.
Department of Aging and Antiaging, Shanghai Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Huadong Hospital, People's Republic of China. [email protected]
A collection of clinical data is reported on nonagenarians in comparison to an 'average' population of younger age. The results of these clinical data indicated that a vital physiological basis for long life span probably existed. The basis include a better micro-blood-flow state, a better cardiac, immune (nature killer cell activity), adrenocortical, hepatic and renal function, and a higher level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol. It is suggested that the method, including Chinese traditional medicine, to improve the micro-blood-flow, nature killer cell activity, high density lipoprotein cholesterol and vital organ function may be beneficial for life preservation and aging retarding.