Aging and hormones

A recent article in Oxford Academic Press reviews the state of research and development of age-related hormonal changes, focusing on understanding the factors that cause those changes with the goal of improving health.  Future activities in this area, guided by this scientific statement, will be particularly relevant to those 65 years and older.  The article focuses on current research in the growth hormone, adrenal, ovarian, testicular, and thyroid axes, as well as in osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, type 2 diabetes, and water metabolism focusing on available therapies, data on clinical trials, need and knowledge gaps, which would point to future research.

This statement focuses on geroscience, a relatively new field of biomedical research that has improved knowledge of the molecular events that drive the aging process.  Generally, it seeks to understand how the aging processes drive chronic diseases to develop ways to improve health and prevent disease.

Link to Hormones and Aging: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism – JCEM



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