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The Potential Role of Selected Endocrine Systems in Aging Processes

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The sections in this article are:

1 Hormones and Aging: An Overview
2 Hormonal Alterations During Aging
2.1 Gonadal Steroids
2.2 Adrenal Steroids
2.3 Growth Hormone
3 Summary
Figure 1. Figure 1.

Declining follicle numbers in pairs of human ovaries from neonatal age to 51 yr. Data were obtained from the studies of Block (13a) (+), Richardson et al 157 (□) and Gougeon (unpublished) (*).

Redrawn from Faddy et al. 55 with permission
Figure 2. Figure 2.

Effect of age on plasma testosterone concentrations in men (total N = 4,462) ranging from 32 to 44 yr of age.

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Figure 3. Figure 3.

Age‐related increases in rat plasma corticosterone are observed only in studies in which basal corticosterone concentrations of young subjects were in the basal range (under 100 ng/ml).

Redrawn from Sapolsky 182 with permission
Figure 4. Figure 4.

Age‐related decline in plasma concentrations of DHEA sulfate in men and women.

Redrawn from Orentreich et al. 144 with permission

Figure 1.

Declining follicle numbers in pairs of human ovaries from neonatal age to 51 yr. Data were obtained from the studies of Block (13a) (+), Richardson et al 157 (□) and Gougeon (unpublished) (*).

Redrawn from Faddy et al. 55 with permission

Figure 2.

Effect of age on plasma testosterone concentrations in men (total N = 4,462) ranging from 32 to 44 yr of age.

Redrawn from Dabbs 39 with permission

Figure 3.

Age‐related increases in rat plasma corticosterone are observed only in studies in which basal corticosterone concentrations of young subjects were in the basal range (under 100 ng/ml).

Redrawn from Sapolsky 182 with permission

Figure 4.

Age‐related decline in plasma concentrations of DHEA sulfate in men and women.

Redrawn from Orentreich et al. 144 with permission
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James F. Nelson. The Potential Role of Selected Endocrine Systems in Aging Processes. Compr Physiol 2011, Supplement 28: Handbook of Physiology, Aging: 377-394. First published in print 1995. doi: 10.1002/cphy.cp110115