Hearts of older mice become healthier with hormone treatment

05/12/2013 | Nature (free content)

Researchers have reversed the effects of aging on the hearts of elderly mice using a blood hormone found in abundance in younger mice. The protein, called growth differentiation factor 11, declines in older mice, causing heart tissue to stiffen and thicken. Increasing the level of GDF11 in older mice reversed the damage.

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