Genetics of healthy ageingFigarska, S., 2014, [S.l.]: [s.n.]. 221 p.
Research output: Thesis › Thesis fully internal (DIV)
Ageing is defined as a decline of physiological functions. Decline of physiological functions ultimately lead to the development of age-related diseases, such a cardiovascular disease (CVD) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and in consequence to death. Humans age at different pace; they develop a disease and die at different ages. Among factors influencing human lifespan, genetics seem to play an important role, since the variation in human lifespan is heritable for approximately 30%. This thesis focuses on the genetic factors influencing human all-cause and cause-specific mortality, i.e. cardiovascular and COPD mortality in the general population.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[S.l.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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