Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 30 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 13, p. nf23
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.13.nf23]


Hormone Give-and-Take

Paucity of growth hormone doesn't buy extra time for rats

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Short stature didn't improve Napoleon's personality, but being small can add months to a rodent's life. Contradicting conventional wisdom about the cause of this extended longevity, a new study suggests that paring growth-spurring hormones doesn't prolong life. The results reinforce the view that the molecules exert different effects on health at different ages.

Citation: M. Leslie, Hormone Give-and-Take. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (13), nf23 (2005).

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