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Aging diminishes hormone secretion and target cell responsiveness, possibly due to loss of cell membrane fluidity or alteration of membrane phospholipids affecting signal transduction. We investigated whether a high omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid diet would improve endocrine function in 6 men and 6 women aged over 60 years. Subjects first ate an(More)
Aging is associated with relative growth hormone and/or testosterone (T) hormone deficiency, and those with SCI may have a premature deficiency of these two hormones. The effects of SCI, duration of injury (DOI), and advancing age with that of human growth hormone (hGH) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), as well as potential associations between(More)
To assess novel liquid chromatography/mass spectrometric methods for measuring oxidative damage to nucleic acids and lipids, we compared urinary excretion of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), 5-hydroxymethyl-2'-deoxyuridine (5-OHmU), and 8-hydroxyguanosine (8-OxoG), and an isoprostane, 8-iso-prostaglandin F(2)alpha (IsopF(2)alpha) in 234 healthy men (n(More)
There are reports of decreases in both sexual activity and serum testosterone in older men but not of any clear association between the two variables. In healthy participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, despite the fact that serum testosterone did not decline with age, sexual activity decreased in a highly predictable fashion. In men over(More)
Although alterations of circulating sex steroids have been reported in aging men, it is not known to what extent reported changes may represent effects of variables other than aging. We have measured sex hormone levels, serum binding, the testosterone (T) response to hCG, and basal LH levels in 69 male volunteers, aged 25-89 yr, without alcoholism, obesity,(More)
The influence of the activities of daily living on human growth hormone (hGH) release and plasma insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) levels is not known. Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and paralysis generally have reduced levels of activity compared with ambulatory subjects. We studied sixteen subjects with SCI and sixteen nonSCI subjects matched(More)
The frequency of sexual activity declines dramatically with age, but this cannot be attributed, with any degree of certainty, to the rather modest hormonal and spermatogenic changes observed with advancing age. Despite the development of intrinsic age-related defects at all levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, reproductive capacity is(More)
  • P D Tsitouras
  • 1987
Although frequency of sexual activity declines dramatically with age, most investigators have been able to define rather small physiologic function (hormonal and spermatogenic) changes with advancing age. Despite the development of subtle intrinsic age-related defects at all levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, reproductive capacity is(More)