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Evolutionary theory and studies of model organisms predict a cautiously positive perspective on the therapeutic use of hormesis for healthy aging in humans.
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PMID:  20221289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Hormesis, the beneficial effects of mild stress exposures, is a well documented phenomenon in a range of organisms. The documentation mainly relies on relatively simple and controlled laboratory investigations. In order to better understand hormesis and predict the outcome of more complex and realistic conditions, a number of key issues should be investigated in much more detail. One obstacle is the development of precise treatments optimized for single individuals. Only then can we progress with the use of hormesis as a therapeutic tool for humans.
Authors:
Jesper G Sørensen; Martin Holmstrup; Pernille Sarup; Volker Loeschcke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dose-response : a publication of International Hormesis Society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1559-3258     ISO Abbreviation:  Dose Response     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308899     Medline TA:  Dose Response     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Terrestrial Ecology, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej 25, Silkeborg, Denmark. jgs@dmu.dk
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