Allostasis and allostatic load/External Links

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  • Wear and tear are caused not only by changes in function but also by repeated fluctuations of various physiological systems and/or long-term exposure to elevated levels of physiological activity.
  • Homeostasis: emphasis is on steady state and optimal set points.
  • Allostasis: emphsis is on optimal operating ranges of physiological systems.
  • Effects of cumulative effects of stress on health and longevity.
  • Allostatic Load: stability through change represents the cumulative, multi-system view of physiological toll that may be exacted on the body through attempts at adaptation.
  • An organism must vary all parameters of its internal milieu and match them appropriately to environmental demands.
  • John Hawks Weblog: paleoanthropology, genetics, and evolution
  • Psychosocial Risk Factors and Allostatic Load