This just in from the always interesting Rick Moody…
ANTI-AGING MEDICINE: Telling the Truth
“While promises of eternal youth in a bottle and all-encompassing
cures for what ails you have been around forever, at least four
events have recently converged resulting in doctors now being asked
by their patients on a more frequent basis about something they saw
on television or heard on the radio regarding a cure for aging,” says
Tom Perls, America’s leading expert on centenarians.
The AMA has recently published assessment of the risks and
benefits of growth hormone, testosterone, estrogen and DHEA for
anti-aging. The editorial summarizes the AMA’s assessment for each
of the purported anti-aging hormones and essentially the bottom
line of his argument is that in terms of anti-aging, the risks of
these hormones out-weigh the little or no benefit. .
For details see “Anti-aging Medicine: What Should We
Tell Our Patients?” Thomas Perls, M.D click here