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How do hormone levels change with age?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
During puberty, our bodies release hormones into our bloodstreams that allow us to become physically mature, and sexually reproductive. During our peak reproductive years (early to mid adulthood), these hormones remain at a high level in our systems. However, as we reach our fifties and sixties, production of these hormones decreases substantially. By our eighties and nineties, they are almost nonexistent in our bloodstream. Since there is a clear relation between our chronologic ages and the level of hormones in our blood, it's logical to wonder if we could keep ourselves younger by keeping our hormone levels high.
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