Though it’s not quite ready for prime time, it’s a delight that researchers are looking at women in regards to aging. This study included women as old as 102.
Researchers found one hormone, adiponectin, at higher-than-average concentrations in 100-year-old women, while another study found that stimulating the body’s production of growth hormone brought a youthful pep back to people in their 60s to 80s.
Both studies were presented Wednesday at the 6th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology, in Pittsburgh.
In the first study, Dr. Agnieszka Baranowska-Bik and colleagues from the University of Poland studied 133 women from 20 to 102 years of age, including 25 women who were 100 to 102 years old. The researchers were particularly interested in the women’s levels of adiponectin.
Hormones May Hold Clues to Healthy Aging
Source – Forbes.com