Navigation Links
Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors
Date:11/6/2008

l effects dissipate, the authors reported. In contrast, those who stayed on the regimen maintained their gains throughout the total two-year period.

Insulin sensitivity decreased among those taking MK-677, while their blood sugar increased. The therapy did not have any observable effect on the muscularity of the thigh area -- a key source of mobility strength -- nor did it have any impact on overall muscle strength or activity function, the team noted.

"But the patients we studied were healthy to begin with," Thorner stressed. "So, we believe that we now need a longer-term study with possibly more frail individuals, to see if we can demonstrate any possible change or improvement in function as a result of the therapy."

Thorner noted that a person's growth hormone levels are highest during mid-puberty, but have dropped by about half by the time men and women turn 30. The decline continues with age, with levels diminishing at a rate of about 50 percent every 7 years.

Dr. Todd Schlifstein, an assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, called the study "very interesting" but agreed that more research is needed.

"I think it certainly enlightens an area where there certainly seems like there is a potential for a benefit for elderly patients," he said. "But now it needs to be looked at further in a functionality type of way, to see how an increase in appetite, body energy, and lean muscle mass actually translates into how a patient actually walks, for example, and how it impacts on their over well-being, which is much harder to test. But that's the next step."

More information

There's more on maintaining muscle mass as you age at the U.S. National Institute on Aging.



SOURCES: Michael O. Thorne
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
2. Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men
3. Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids Asthma Risk
4. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
5. Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers
6. Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
7. Counseling Boosts Alzheimers Caregivers Health
8. Bypass Off-Pump Boosts Womens Outcomes
9. Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Risks: Study
10. $1 Million Gift Boosts Downriver Community
11. Doctors Office Outreach Boosts Colon Cancer Screening
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Burns Engineering's ... calibration for Secondary Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers (SSPRTs) ... business days or less . . . guaranteed. ... ® Accredited (Lab Code 200706-0), ISO 9001 and ... Temperature range is -196°C to 500°C, both ITS-90 ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 The minimally invasive surgical ... CAGR of 6.1% to reach $14,133.0 million by ... Factors such as advantages of minimally invasive surgeries ... to minimally invasive surgeries and increasing number of ... the global minimally invasive surgical instruments market. , ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, the ... this year, having officially opened its doors on March 2, ... honoring over 70 employees who started on Day 1 and ... approximately 400 original employees. The celebration will be a ... , This Four Seasons flagship resort, the first resort ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 The Alliance for ... safety expert Mark Chubb to serve as chief safety ... operations and training in Bangladesh and guide remediation efforts ... , “Mark will ensure that the Alliance continues to ... programs for Bangladesh garment workers,” said Alliance Independent Chair ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Secura Consultants announced today the ... Protective Insurance Group of Birmingham, AL (First Protective). ... affiliated advisors to access the enhanced disability income ... delivers. , Secura Consultants, based in ... design and implementation of insured income protection programs. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Burns Engineering Announces Quick-Turn Temperature Calibrations 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Surgical Instrument Market - Global Forecast to 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Celebrating Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 25th Anniversary 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Names New Chief Safety Officer 2Health News:Secura Consultants and First Protective Insurance Group Announce Strategic Relationship 2
... leading journal Value in Health , the study ... cost effectiveness and fairness. The researchers concluded that ... have real benefits in terms of both economic efficiency ... other fatal diseases with similar age distributions. ...
... April 1, 2010 -- A resource for medical educators ... tools and resources, and advancing their careers in medical ... Physicians (ACP). "The Teaching Medicine series is the ... series editor, "This series summarizes the important literature of ...
... Care is undertaking an electronic medical record integration project ... is a multi-year, multi-entity corporate initiative to implement common ... in processes and workflows across the system. Currently in ... next four years, the way UMass Memorial collects, views, ...
... students, grades, study found , THURSDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) ... more likely? , Perhaps, according to a study that found ... college students, grades. , Test-takers who saw the letter at the ... with a grade, scored significantly worse than those who saw an ...
... promise for women at increased risk , THURSDAY, April 1 (HealthDay ... greatly boosts the risk that a woman will develop breast cancer. ... risk of cancer in mice with that gene by deactivating another ... an 85 percent greater lifetime risk for developing breast cancer than ...
... hyperthyroidism should have it treated to reduce their ... -- Young adults who have an overactive thyroid face ... the condition, Taiwanese researchers report. , "This is a ... treatment to prevent these complications," Dr. Majaz Moonis, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UMass Memorial health care develops fully integrated EMR 2Health News:Seeing Letter 'F' May Lower Test Scores 2Health News:Overactive Thyroid Linked to Stroke in Young Adults 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015 ... the population with nearly 38,000 of those ... Staphylococcus Aureus), a highly contagious disease, infects ... deaths.  Each of these and more, not ... through casual contact with other infectious individuals, ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... -- Leading patient advocacy organization Fight Colorectal Cancer and ... One Million Strong campaign to spotlight colorectal ... funds for colorectal cancer education, research and prevention while ... living in the United States ... every day. Showing Strength for Colorectal Cancer ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , Mar. 02, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Lopinavir - Comprehensive patent ... Imagine having your own team of ... button. Used by the world,s leading ... years, these searches are the benchmark in comprehensive, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cleanint Rolls Out Cleanstethoscope and Cleanhands to Largest Medical Transportation Company in the Nation 2Cleanint Rolls Out Cleanstethoscope and Cleanhands to Largest Medical Transportation Company in the Nation 3Advocacy Group Fight Colorectal Cancer and Bayer HealthCare Join Forces for One Million Strong 2Advocacy Group Fight Colorectal Cancer and Bayer HealthCare Join Forces for One Million Strong 3Advocacy Group Fight Colorectal Cancer and Bayer HealthCare Join Forces for One Million Strong 4Advocacy Group Fight Colorectal Cancer and Bayer HealthCare Join Forces for One Million Strong 5Global Comprehensive Lopinavir Patent Search Online Portal 2015 2
... Sept. 17 Pharmasset, Inc.,(Nasdaq: VRUS ) management ... held from September 22-25, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt ... Officer,will provide an overview of the company on Wednesday, ... To access a live webcast of Mr. Price,s ...
... CT Colonography Trial Raise Questions for,Patients, OAK ... CT Colonography Trial, published in the September 18 ... improvements in the technology,s,ability to diagnose intermediate- to ... testing is not as effective in diagnosing small ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmasset to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September 24th 2ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options 2ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options 3ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options 4ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options 5
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: