David M. Grossman, MD
Grossman D.; Endocrinology of Aging. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-1-200007040-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(1):80.
Morley JE, van den Berg L, eds. 280 pages. Totowa, NJ: Humana; 2000. $99.50. ISBN 0896034568. Order phone 973-256-1699.
Field of medicine: Geriatrics and endocrinology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Geriatricians, endocrinologists, and general internists.
Purpose: To discuss aspects of endocrinology in relation to the aging process.
Content: The book describes aging-related changes in endocrine histology, function, and presentation of endocrine disorders. Topics include the growth hormone, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal axes; bone metabolism; water balance; hypertension; nutrition; and the sympathetic nervous system. Endocrine changes affecting body composition, bone density, reproductive function, and the response to stress and exercise that accompany the aging process are covered, and a critical review of potential hormonal interventions is provided.
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