could lowering IGF-1 postpone "aging"?

Thomas Carter tcarter2 at elp.rr.com
Mon Jun 16 03:55:14 EST 2003

timothytn at my-deja.com (Tim) wrote in message news:<6da4c14.0306061352.4e0f3ca8 at posting.google.com>...
> www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12021197&dopt=Abstract
> www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11509807&dopt=Abstract
Hi Tim,
    This is one of the very few, if not the only abstract I have read
that give any indication at all of possible kidney damage with hi
protein diets. Perhaps I am under informed on the subject.

> www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10965885&dopt=Abstract

It would appear from this a low protein diet impairs bone maintenance.
Other sources indicate that a hi protein diet does the same.

> www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9174075&dopt=Abstract
> www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=7476312&dopt=Abstract
> Tim

    Taken together these papers seem to indicate that a low protein
diet is slightly anti-aging, but also debilitating. This parallels
many other papers that indicate the same for IGF-1, which is
apparently reduced by a low protein diet. I have just noticed that
niether of us have attemped to answer Doug's question. This can be
taken as my answer, but much is up in the air and yet to be revealed.


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