The somatotropic axis may not modulate ageing and longevity in humans

@article{Bourg2015TheSA,
  title={The somatotropic axis may not modulate ageing and longevity in humans},
  author={{\'E}ric Le Bourg},
  journal={Biogerontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={421-429}
}
Studies in nematodes and mice have shown that the somatotropic axis can modulate their longevity and it has been argued that it could also modulate human longevity. Thus, like nematodes and mice, human beings should live longer when facing starvation and genetic variation of the somatotropic axis should be linked to longevity. This article argues that, because the life-history strategies of humans are very different from those of mice, these hypotheses are not warranted. 
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