CHAPTER 1POSTPONING YOUR ENTRY INTO THE DISABILITY ZONE
Possibly the greatest misconception people have about the process of aging is that it's synonymous with illness. It's true that chronic conditions such as heart disease are more common as we move up in years. But are such conditions a natural consequence of aging? Our research at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) provides evidence that the link between chronic disease and aging is by no means as simple and straightforward as researchers once thought.
There are two principal factors responsible for the onset and severity of most chronic...