Category: Aging

Give Blood, Live Longer?

The raw statistics are quite promising; a study that found occasionally donating blood (every three years) is associated with a 50% drop in cardiovascular disease in men. This study finds a 40% reduction in cardiovascular risk, after adjusting for other differences between donor and non-donor groups. a study that found occasionally donating blood (every three years) is associated with a 50% drop in cardiovascular disease in men.

HGH and IGF–Promise and Danger

In the 1980s, Growth Hormone was explored by athletes to build muscles and by aging men to…build muscles. GH made them feel younger, revived energy and sex drive and even cognitive performance. Then the other shoe dropped: Animals without the GH receptor lived longer, while animals with extra copies of the GH gene die early.