Neuroendocrine rhythms and sleep in aging men.

  title={Neuroendocrine rhythms and sleep in aging men.},
  author={A van Coevorden and Jean Mockel and Eric Laurent and Myriam Kerkhofs and Mireille L'hermite-Bal{\'e}riaux and C. Decoster and Pierre N{\`e}ve and Eve Van Cauter},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={260 4 Pt 1},
To delineate the physiological effects of aging on basal levels and temporal patterns of neuroendocrine secretions, the 24-h profiles of cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), melatonin, prolactin, and growth hormone (GH) levels were simultaneously obtained at frequent intervals in eight healthy, active elderly men, age 67-84 yr and in eight young male adults, age 20-27 yr. The study was preceded by an extended period of habituation to laboratory conditions, and sleep was polygraphically… CONTINUE READING

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