San Diego Anti-aging medicine and family practice located in Encinitas CA, Center for Age Management

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Center for Age Management

317 N. El Camino Real, Suite 206
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Phone: 760-633-1315

 

Mon - Thur: 9am to 5pm
Lunch: 12pm to 1:30pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm
On Fridays, we will have limited staff. You may leave a message and it will be our pleasure to return your call. Any prescriptions, questions or concerns that you have, we will be happy to assist you Monday - Thursday.

Serving other neighboring cities: La Costa, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, San Marcos, Carlsbad, La Jolla, and San Diego County, CA.

Growth hormone releasing hormone improves the cognition of healthy older adults.

Neurobiol Agigg. 2006 Feb;27(2):318-23. Epub 2005 Mar 23.

Vitiello MV, Moe KE, Merriam GR, Mazzoni G, Buchner DH, Schwartz RS.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, BB-1520D Health Science Building, University of Washington, Box 356560, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195-6560, USA. vitielIo@u.washington.edu
Abstract
Declines in the activity of the somatotrophic axis have been implicated in the age-related changes observed in a number of physiological functions, including cognition. Such age-related changes may be arrested or partially reversed by hormonal supplementation. We examined the effect of 6 months treatment with daily growth hormone releasing hormone (GH RH) or placebo on the cognition of a group of 89 healthy older (68.0+/-0.7) adults. GHRH resulted in improved performance on WAIS-R performance IQ (p<0.01), WAIS-R picture arrangement (p<0.01), finding A's (p<0.01), verbal sets (p<0.01) and single-dual task (p<0.04). GHRH-based improvements were independent of gender, estrogen status or baseline cognitive capacity. These results demonstrate that the age-related decline in the somatotrophic axis may be related to age-related decline in cognition. Further they indicate that supplementation of this neuro-hormonal axis may partially ameliorate such cognitive declines in healthy normal older adults and potentially in individuals with impaired cognitive function (i.e., mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease). PMID: 16399214 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]