thymus

  1. lvysaur

    Thymus Function: Higher In The Young/fat/female/Asian

    Population Distributions of Thymic Function in Adults: Variation by Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status http://www.self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/mongoloid
  2. haidut

    Glucose Is Anabolic For Thymus, Opposes Catabolic Effects Of Cortisol

    As most of my readers know, cortisol is a highly catabolic steroid and one of the main agents (estrogen being another) responsible for thymus atrophy with age. These catabolic effects of cortisol can be blocked by progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and even DHT (but not by testosterone). The...
  3. haidut

    Estrogen And Cortisol, Not Androgens, Suppress Immunity

    There is a very famous theory in reproductive biology still considered the dominant one in its field. Namely, males have to accept a trade-off between androgen levels and immunity. It is known as the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH). Higher androgen levels, the theory goes, allow the...
  4. haidut

    Aspirin May Treat Tuberculosis By Improving / Restoring Innate Immunity

    Yet another trick that old dog aspirin knows. While it may not actually be potent enough to cure the infection by itself (as the study shows) it potently reduces the infectious burden, which may allow patients to resume normal living habits and survive as if they did not have an infection at...
  5. haidut

    Cortisol Therapy Makes Cancer Resistant To Treatment

    As many forum users probably know, glucocorticoid treatment is one of the main lines of therapies in cancer. It is considered highly beneficial due to reducing inflammation and swelling/pain in inflamed/cancerous tissue. However, recent studies have shown that immune dysfunction is perhaps the...
  6. P

    Effect Of Boron On Thymic Cytokine Expression, Hormone Secretion, Antioxidant Functions, Cell Prolif

    Effect of Boron on Thymic Cytokine Expression, Hormone Secretion, Antioxidant Functions, Cell Proliferation, and Apoptosis Potential via the Extrac... - PubMed - NCBI J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Dec 27;65(51):11280-11291. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b04069. Epub 2017 Dec 18. Effect of Boron on Thymic...
  7. haidut

    Vitamin E Deficiency Increases Risk Of Tuberculosis (TB) Infection

    Most people in modern societies probably do not have much to fear when it comes to TB, as that disease is very rare in the Western world. The reason I am posting this study below is that it demonstrates once again the role of vitamin E in maintaining a healthy immune system. The benefits of...
  8. haidut

    Reducing Estrogen Synthesis Regenerates Thymus Destroyed By Aging

    Recently, I posted a thread showing that immune dysfunction (thymus shrinkage) which developed with aging (and excess of PUFA, estrogen, cortisol) explains cancer incidence much better than any genetic model. Immune Dysfunction (cortisol/estrogen/PUFA), Not Genetics, Causes Cancer The quote...
  9. haidut

    Immune Decline (Not Genetics) Causes Cancer And It Can Be Easily Fixed

    As most of the forum users know, the genetic dogma reigns supreme in the oncology field. Despite many recent studies showing cancer rates in young people are increasing and that increase cannot be explained by genetics, the mainstream view is still very much along the lines of "bad" mutated...
  10. haidut

    The Trophic Effects Of Androsterone

    As I mentioned in a few past threads, androsterone was studied intensively in the first half of the 20th century and one of the reasons was its functional similarity to thyroid. In addition to its hypocholesterolemic effect androsterone was also found to be highly trophic to a number of organs...
  11. P

    Aromatase Inhibitors Regenerate The Thymus In Aging Male Rats

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1521922 Abstract The thymus can be regenerated in aging rats by surgical or chemical castration and regeneration is inhibited by testosterone, which may exert this effect, at least in part, through its conversion to estradiol. An attempt has been made to...
  12. bodacious

    The Thymus Is The First To Go... Studies?

    I was listening to one of Ray's interviews last week, I can't remember exactly which one. He mentioned that, when using FFAs for energy (stressed state), the cells still need a little glucose for energy, and that your body breaks down lean tissue to provide the glucose. One point that struck...
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