Can Your Thyroid Help You Age Slowly? Longevity and Your Thyroid Gland.

Can Your Thyroid Help You Age Slowly? Longevity and Your Thyroid Gland.

Can Your Thyroid Help You Age Slowly? Longevity and Your Thyroid Gland.
  1. Can Your Thyroid Help You Age Slowly? Longevity and Your Thyroid Gland.
  2. Thyroid is a suspect in causing aging.
  3. However little data on the effects of thyroid on aging.
  4. Low Metabolic increases longevity.
  5. 5.Low T4 in animal models is also associated with longevity.
  6. In the group of the oldest of the old elderly having abnormally high TSH may have prolonged life span.
  7. One longevity study found the high TSH was not associated with T4 or metabolic rate changes
  8. Ashkenazi Jews mean age 98 had high TSH compared to their “young” controls aged mean 72.
  9. The almost 100 year old group had lower Free T4 and Free T3 levels but still in the normal range.
  10. At this time the role of thyroid in longevity is still not well understood.
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