From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@msx.upmc.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 19:31:07 MST
Ames dwarf mice seem to be doing quite well on reduced GH, at least in terms
of prolonged lifespan under laboratory conditions. Mice with increased GH
levels die early. Acromegaly, with high GH levels, is associated with early
Presumably our levels of GH are tuned to conditions of our caveman
ancestors, where muscle mass, speed, boosted immune function, were much more
important than today, with large predators, and lots of parasites and
bacteria in the evironment. Perhaps a lower GH level would better fit the
reduced metabolic demands of today's life.
From: Robert Coyote [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: more about growth hormone and the decline of years
GH bad for you?
well I guess we should find something to block it then!!
oh wait.. then we'll be obese and have no immune function and cant heal and
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From: "jeff davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:32 PM
Subject: more about growth hormone and the decline of years
: Note, unsurprisingly, that nowhere in the article are
: the observed effects described as reversing, turning
: back, or halting aging.
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