THE GROWTH HORMONE

Let’s now talk about a hormone which is more and more used, especially in the USA, in anti-aging therapy. It is the human growth hormone (hGH, or simply GH). As for its chemical structure, basically it is a protein (that is, a chain of amino acids). Therefore, it has nothing to do with steroids. GH […]

FUNCTIONAL METABOLIC MEDICINE: Tomorrow’s Medicine

A 2003 editorial published in the “British Medical Journal” contained the following comment: “It is by now common for a general practitioner to deal with patients whose symptoms are not related to a specific organic cause or to a well-defined disease, but they seem rather to depend on chronic inflammation of unknown origin”. One of […]

ANTIAGING ESTROGEN MODULATION

Estrogens are steroid hormones which derive from cholesterol. Together with progesterone, they are the main female hormones. They promote women’s secondary sex characteristics. Actually, they are also present in man, even if in a much reduced amount, since the biochemical process leading to the synthesis of estrogens goes through transitional stages represented by masculine hormones […]

THE GROWTH HORMONE

FUNCTIONAL METABOLIC MEDICINE: Tomorrow’s Medicine

ANTIAGING ESTROGEN MODULATION

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THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

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NEW PARMA – september/october 2010 About half the population over sixty suffers from obesity. Yet, obesity is increasing in young people as well. Almost 7 million patients in Italy suffer from central or abdominal obesity. The so-called paunch affects 20% of our population. It is not just an aesthetic problem, since abdominal fat is the […]

PHYSICAL CULTURE ANTIAGING

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Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / january 2012 PHYSICAL CULTURE AS THE BEST ANTI-AGEING STRATEGY Anti-ageing medicine is mainly based on 5 cornerstones: nutrition physical exercise food integration stress management hormonal balance We can properly say that these components have always been the essence of physical culture. Obviously, by physical culture we mean […]

MELATONIN

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NEW PARMA – october/november 2008 On the eve of summer holidays, some of you who are about to take a trip overseas may think of using melatonin to mitigate the effects of Jet Lag. In fact, probably it is this extraordinary substance’s specific use. But what is melatonin, first of all? Melatonin is a hormone […]

DHEA – The mother of all hormones

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Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / july 2012 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the steroid contained in the highest percentage in the human body. It is involved in the production of testosterone, estrogens, progesterone and corticosterone. The levels of DHEA increase until the age of 25, when its production starts decreasing. The decrease in DHEA […]

TESTOSTERONE

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Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / april 2013 Testosterone is the main sexual hormone in men – even if it is also produced in small amounts by women – and it is synthesised by the testicles in the endocrine cells of Leying starting from cholesterol. The biological effects of testosterone become visible at […]