The starvation hormone increases lifespan

by  in Rogue Health and Fitness

A very neat paper shows that transgenic mice made to overexpress a certain hormone live much longer than wild type mice: The starvation hormone, fibroblast growth factor-21, extends lifespan in mice. First of all, I’ll just emphasize something from the title of the paper, namely that fibroblast growth factor, or FGF-21, is the starvation hormone.

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January 20, 2015


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