Hormones' Anti-Aging Potential Draws Attention
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- Approximately 7 million elderly Americans need long-term care, and that
number is expected to double by 2030.
- Some scientific evidence shows that trophic factors, such as growth
hormone, estrogen, and testosterone, may help combat the aging process.
- Growth hormone, in particular, may reduce frailty and help older people
maintain independence, but studies are showing mixed results.
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