Re: BIO: Human Growth Hormone
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 08:11:56 EST

In a message dated 99-03-21 01:27:12 EST, (Spike Jones) wrote:

> > ...I would appreciate any info on this, as my metabolism seems to have
> > undergone
> > yet another damned slow-down...
> Greg what is damned about a slow down in metabolism? Seems to me this
> would translate directly into proportionally longer life. Is not that the
> point
> of calorie restriction, to slow the metabolism, and thus aging?

Perhaps I used the wrong term when I said metabolic "slow-down". I mean the general condition of aging, i.e. loss of muscle mass and slower musclebuilding metabolism, more fat, less hair, less energy, etc. In other words, the general "middle aged" syndrome that, among other things, causes men to buy "relaxed fit" blue jeans and red Corvettes.

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