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Homeostasis and Aging

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By Nancy Appleton, PhD For many years the most common accepted beliefs about aging were as follows: An increased fasting blood glucose level. Increased diastolic and systolic blood pressure. An increase in a cholesterol level and HDL cholesterol ratio adding to our risk of heart disease. Bones will become brittle, decrease in size and break more easily (osteoporosis). Our strength will decrease. Added pounds, excess fat and less lean body mass. Decrease in basal metabolic rate (BMR). Decrease in body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature. Years of distress will cause degenerative...

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