Life Span & Growth Hormone

Ian Goddard (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 04:17:25 -0500

IAN: A negative coloration between growth hormone and life span:

From: Newspot <>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 16:58:57 MST

*** Short people may live longer, U.S. study finds

New research has uncovered a possible link between height and life
expectancy. U.S. scientists found that dwarf mice with a hormone
deficiency lived up to twice as long as mice of normal size. The key
seemed to be a lack of growth hormone. The researchers compared 28
normal and 34 dwarf mice which were kept in the same conditions and
fed the same food. They found the dwarfs lived much longer, with a
difference of more than 350 days for males and more than 470 days for
females. For the full text story, see