Aging Happens by Default
French National Institute of Health (INSERM), France
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
French National Institute of Health (INSERM)
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Received Date: November 14, 2016; Accepted Date: November 14, 2016; Published Date: November 14, 2016
Citation: Macieira-Coelho A (2016) Aging Happens by Default. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:369. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000369
Copyright: © 2016 Macieira-Coelho A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
With rare exceptions theories proposed to explain aging focalized in general on one specific aspect of the functioning of the organism. This does not seem reasonable, as the cause of such a general phenomenon cannot be pinpointed. One has to look for the phenomenon of aging in terms of the broad requirements needed for life to persist; the most fundamental requirement is energy expenditure, which inevitably follows the second law of thermodynamic. Hence aging is an unavoidable event, there is no alternative it is inherent to the process of existing.