Published in Blood Weekly, April 27th, 1998
In her study, Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at UMC, found that castrated male rats had kidney function equivalent to that of female rats, leading the scientist to link the male hormone testosterone to the increased rate of high blood pressure and kidney disease in older males.
A man's kidney ages much more rapidly than a woman's, Reckelhoff noted. By age 80, a man loses 45 percent of kidney function, whereas a woman, by the same age, only loses...
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