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Theories of Aging

The National Institute of Health recognizes 20-30 different theories of aging.

It is important to realize that all these mechanisms are still classed as theories.

Many theories of aging, such as the "Wear and Tear Theory" (simply stated — as body parts are used, they wear out as a car wears out with use) have been abandoned as incorrect.

Two theories are favored presently because scientific research has given them support.

These are the "Free Radical Theory" and the "Neurohumoral Theory".

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