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Endocrinology


   

  




Aging

  

  • INTRODUCTION


       

    Ed-
    Morley John E.-Year Book of Endocrinology 1999

       


    The
    free radical theory of aging remains one of the pre-eminent theories of aging. Oxidative damage from
    reactive oxygen species (free radicals) has been
    implicated not only in aging but also in age related 
    diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis and
    even Alzheimer’s disease.

       

    The
    major competing theory to the free radical theory of
    aging is the genetic theory.

       

    A
    survey showed that diabetes occurred in 20.2% of men
    and 17.8% of women aged 60 to 74 years with even
    higher figures  in
    older men and women. The risk of mortality in diabetes
    aged 65 to 75 years is 1.5 times the risk of mortality
    in general.  It
    also showed that diabetic control decreased
    microvascular complications and treating hypertension
    in diabetic patients is at least as important as
    treating diabetes itself.
    In obese diabetic patients, metformin stood out
    as the drug of choice.

       

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 
Endocrinology
   

  

Aging
  

  • INTRODUCTION
       
    Ed- Morley John E.-Year Book of Endocrinology 1999
       
    The free radical theory of aging remains one of the pre-eminent theories of aging. Oxidative damage from reactive oxygen species (free radicals) has been implicated not only in aging but also in age related  diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis and even Alzheimer’s disease.
       
    The major competing theory to the free radical theory of aging is the genetic theory.
       
    A survey showed that diabetes occurred in 20.2% of men and 17.8% of women aged 60 to 74 years with even higher figures  in older men and women. The risk of mortality in diabetes aged 65 to 75 years is 1.5 times the risk of mortality in general.  It also showed that diabetic control decreased microvascular complications and treating hypertension in diabetic patients is at least as important as treating diabetes itself. In obese diabetic patients, metformin stood out as the drug of choice.
       

 

 

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