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English citations of healthspan
Noun: "the length of time in one's life where one is in optimal health"
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- 1992 — Mirabella, Volume 4, Issues 7-12, page 152:
- An individual's healthspan, to a great extent, is written in the genes, says Richard Rivlin, MD, program director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
- 1995 — Kay A. Van Norman, Exercise Programming for Older Adults, Human Kinetics (1995), ISBN 0873226577, page 3:
- Improving the healthspan of older adults could dramatically lessen the impact of an aging population on the health care industry.
- 1995 — Elizabeth Vierck, Health Smart: Your Personal Plan to Living Longer and Healthier, Prentice Hall (1995), ISBN 9780135011805, page 15:
- Four life-style factors are linked to a shortened healthspan: (1) eating a poor diet, particularly one hight in fat, […]
- 1996 — Elizabeth Lipski, Digestive Wellness, Keats Publishing (1996), ISBN 9780879836795, page 135:
- Anyone who wants to can change their expectations and set goals of greater healthspan and well-being.
- 1997 — Ed Rosenberg, Lois E. Layne, & Maureen Power, "Intergenerational Studies' Growing Pains: The Quest for Identity and Implications for Practice", in Intergenerational Approaches in Aging: Implications for Education, Policy and Practice (eds. Kevin Brabazon & Robert Disch), The Haworth Press (1997), ISBN 0789003562, page 19:
- […] terms like "rectangularization of the survival curve" and "healthspan" describe longer, healthier lives for older Americans who are retiring earlier and seeking out new, more socially engaged roles […]
- 1999 — The 21st Century (ed. Hilary D. Claggett), H. W. Wilson (1999), ISBN 9780824209667, page 136:
- Moreover, many researchers believe it will be possible not only to extend life, but to make those extra years largely healthy and productive — expanding what longevity experts have dubbed "healthspan."
- 1999 — Nicholas H. Dodman, Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-to-Z Guide to Understanding & Curing Behavioral Problems in Dogs, Bantam Books (1999), ISBN 9780553108736, page 52:
- […] might consider that this is rather a hard-line approach, but it is a correct one from the lifespan and healthspan point of view.
- 2000 — Peggy Canning (with Barbara C. McNurlin), Live Younger Longer with These Eleven Keys: The Body/Mind/Spirit Approach, Infinity Publishing (2000), ISBN 0741405733, page xi:
- Extending your healthspan and longevity is no longer just a dream, it can become a reality.
- 2001 — Mark P. Mattson, Ward A. Pedersen, & Carsten Culmsee, "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Degeneration and Neuronal Death in Alzheimer's Disease", in Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders (ed. Mark P. Mattson), Humana Press (2001), ISBN 0896038386, page 124:
- At this point, the molecular and cellular mechanisms that promote increase healthspan of the brain are not known.
- 2004 — David Petechuk, The Respiratory System, Greenwood Press (2004), ISBN 9780313324345, page xi:
- This is primarily due to medical discoveries that increase not only lifespan but also healthspan, or the number of years that people live disease free.