OverviewGlucose intolerance, which increases in prevalence as a function of age, is being investigated with the aim of prevention or stopping its progression to disease. This is being pursued using insulinotropic agents, such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and a potent analog, Exendin-4. The studies are being conducted at Mass General, as well as in collaboration with several colleagues at other institutions including Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Yale University School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the National Institute on Aging.
We are also exploring the possibility of reversing muscle loss with the use of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). GHRH is a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the production of growth hormone, which regulates the build up of many tissues in the body, including muscles and bones. This area is being investigated in elderly volunteers who have low IGF-1 levels and in volunteers with heart muscle weakness. Collaborators are those mentioned above as well as colleagues at Allegheny University Hospital and Tufts University Medical Center.
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