A Novel Theory For Aging Including Cancer
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Anthonie Wilhelmus Muller is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam.

                       

A Novel Theory For Aging Including Cancer

During the last century in medicine, much progress was made in controlling infectious diseases. The associated human mortality has considerably gone down and nowadays most mortality is attributed to aging-related diseases (ARDs) that include heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and, as a major player, cancer. The current generally accepted theory for ARDs is the Somatic Mutation Theory (SMT), with many pertinent somatic mutations being linked to the lifestyle of the individual. Mutations, and more generally, genomes are extensively investigated. Epigenetic studies...

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