NIA advisory: Can We Prevent Aging?
Excerpt from National Institute of Aging article — link is below:
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) investigates ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline. We have already gained important insights, and what we learn from ongoing and future studies may not only help to increase longevity, but may also promote what is known as “active life expectancy”—the time in late life free of disability. We already know, for example, that healthy eating and exercise and physical activity help promote healthy aging. Are there other interventions that can help? NIA-supported and other studies are taking a look at the possible benefits and risks of a number of approaches, including antioxidants, calorie restriction, and hormone supplements. This tip sheet provides an overview of what we know about these interventions and the research needed to learn more. Until we have a better understanding, it is a good idea to be skeptical of claims that any supplements can solve your age-related problems.
How Hormones Work
Some Dangers of Hormone Therapy and “Anti-Aging” Supplements
Human Growth Hormone
Hormones in Women
Many Questions, Seeking Answers
Article on the NIA web site: