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The Ageing World by Anil K. Bagchi

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PART ONE

The Ageing of Individuals and the Greying of the Population

 

Part One sets the background for the subsequent study and analysis of the ageing world. A significant point is that the nations and communities that enjoyed the fruits of development during the last three hundred years are precisely the ones that are now greying, and are about to start shrinking in population. That is bringing in a new divide in the already fractured world. A second point worth noting is the specialty of the brain. The brain consumes outrageously more oxygen and other nutrients, when compared to any other organ of the human body, weight for weight. And yet it is the least affected by the oxidant damage, which is believed to cause ageing. This gift of the ...

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