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(word processor parameters LM=8, RM=75, TM=2, BM=2) Taken from KeelyNet BBS (214) 324-3501 Sponsored by Vangard Sciences PO BOX 1031 Mesquite, TX 75150 There are ABSOLUTELY NO RESTRICTIONS on duplicating, publishing or distributing the files on KeelyNet! December 29, 1990 AGE6.ASC -------------------------------------------------------------------- Hormones and Aging Dr. W. Donner Denckla, working at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard and at the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse discovered a hormone called DECO (decreasing consumption of oxygen). DECO is commonly referred to as the "death hormone" due to an apparent link with its presence and accelerated aging processes. Denckla removed the pituitary gland from rat brains and injected them with thyroid, growth and other hormones, he noted that the organ systems of rats with an absence of DECO appeared much younger than normal. Aged rat hearts and lungs seemed to become rejuvenated. However, when these same rats were injected with DECO, their organs began to age at a much accelerated rate. Another contributor to the aging process is the thyroid hormone, Thymosin. Dr. Allen Goldstein of George Washington University Medical School, found that thymosin helps the immune system to remain strong. Aging causes thymosin levels to drop which increases susceptibility to disease. Yet another contributor is the hormone DHEA (dehydrepiandrosterone). This substance is found in abundance in vegetarians and teens, yet grows scarce in later years. -------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have comments or other information relating to such topics as this paper covers, please upload to KeelyNet or send to the Vangard Sciences address as listed on the first page. Thank you for your consideration, interest and support. Jerry W. Decker.........Ron Barker...........Chuck Henderson Vangard Sciences/KeelyNet -------------------------------------------------------------------- If we can be of service, you may contact Jerry at (214) 324-8741 or Ron at (214) 242-9346 --------------------------------------------------------------------


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