Age-related decreases of various physiological functions have significant influence on activities of daily living (ADL) and QOL in elderly populations. Mechanisms of aging are currently the focus of many researchers in a wide range of studies. Researchers are trying to find novel ways to attenuate or delay aging in humans as well as to develop interventions for age-associated diseases. In this review, we briefly discuss the need for a multidisciplinary approach in aging research.
Keywords: aging; calorie restriction; healthy life expectancy; strain difference.