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The Fires of Aging

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Science  22 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5866, pp. 1044-1045
DOI: 10.1126/science.1153829

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The Biology of Human Longevity. Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Life-spans. By Caleb E. Finch. Academic (Elsevier), Amsterdam, 2007. 640 pp. $69.95, £39.99, €58.95. ISBN 9780123736574.

Drawing on findings from a wide range of disciplines, the author identifies reduced levels of inflammation as a crucial factor in the recent increase in human life-spans.