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Titolo:
Issues surrounding age: vascular disease in the elderly
Autore:
Shepherd, J;
Indirizzi:
Royal Infirm, Inst Biochem, Glasgow G4 0SF, Lanark, Scotland Royal InfirmGlasgow Lanark Scotland G4 0SF sgow G4 0SF, Lanark, Scotland
Titolo Testata:
CURRENT OPINION IN LIPIDOLOGY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 601 - 609
SICI:
0957-9672(200112)12:6<601:ISAVDI>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE; C-REACTIVE PROTEIN; DENSITY-LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL; AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN; COA REDUCTASE INHIBITORS; COENZYME-A REDUCTASE; ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; RISK FACTOR;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
89
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Shepherd, J Royal Infirm, Inst Biochem, Glasgow G4 0SF, Lanark, Scotland Royal Infirm Glasgow Lanark Scotland G4 0SF Lanark, Scotland
Citazione:
J. Shepherd, "Issues surrounding age: vascular disease in the elderly", CURR OP LIP, 12(6), 2001, pp. 601-609

Abstract

One-fifth of all humans who have survived beyond the age of 65 are alive today, and in the industrialized world the elderly segment of the populationis expanding most rapidly. In biological terms, these survivors are healthier than the elderly of previous generations. However 'there are no diseases peculiar to old age and very few from which it is exempt' (Alfred Worcester, 1855-1951), and so society will inevitably accumulate a significant share of degenerative diseases within the ranks of its senior citizens. In thelast two decades, the prevalence of stroke, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and heart disease has increased significantly as a tangible index of ageing in the population, and these diseases have been accompanied by degeneratingcognitive function and physical disability, both of which are adding increasing stress to community healthcare and social services. Policy-makers need to understand and monitor these trends in order to make informed and cogent decisions about the management of this growing problem. This review highlights some of the key health issues facing the elderly in regard to coronary artery disease, insulin resistance, redox status, and statin therapy, inthe hope that enlightened debate will inform decision making on resource allocation for this important and growing segment of society. Curr Opin Lipidol 12:601-609, (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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