January 26, 2008

''Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older."

''Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years it will be over the counter.''

Sylvester Stallone recommends human growth hormone.
"HGH is nothing."

18 comments:

Meade said...

If it's all the same to Dr. Rambo, I think I'll wait until I can get Dr. Pogo's advice.

ricpic said...

In ten years no one will be able to cross their legs.

AllenS said...

In ten years, men will wear pants with three legs.

MadisonMan said...

Stallone is also a big advocate of plastic surgery. I'll pass.

Newsflash: People age and die. Accept it and be content, or worry and chase cures.

somefeller said...

Unless I'm mistaken, HGH makes you shrink once you get off the hormone therapy, and may make certain parts of you shrink when you are on the hormone therapy. If that's true, I'll pass until they overcome those rather serious side effects. Plus, I'm in pretty good shape from a simple diet of beef, potatoes and beer.

Middle Class Guy said...

MadisonMan said...
Newsflash: People age and die. Accept it and be content, or worry and chase cures.

I'd rather accept it, be content, not worry, and...

chase women.

George said...

His Rocky movie last year was actually pretty good....

rhhardin said...

You get the same effect from aspertame.

Ron said...

and now a line from every Sly Stallone movie:

Uuuuggggggghhhhhh!!!

Jake said...

Once again the NYT gets it wrong.

HGH and testosterone are two different hormones. Sylvester knows the difference, but the idiots at NYT and AP don't.

It could be that low testosterone in both men and women causes these symptoms we connect with old age: muscle weakness, reduced libido, less stamina, depression, obesity, and loss of mental acuity, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, high fracture rates, and frailty.

Studies and being done now on people with low testosterone so we shall see. Sylvester might be right as to its widespread use by older people in the future.

John Stodder said...

While the idea that a guy in his 50s could regain the strength, stamina and zest he had in his 20s and 30s, my sense is that the tapering-off of testosterone is chosen in an evolutionary sense because the heart and other organs can't take the stress of a testosterone-fueled life indefinitely. I have to assume longevity is an evolutionary advantage for humans. Institutional knowledge of the jungle, perhaps. Or having grandparents available to fill in for dead parents.

If that's wrong, then where do I sign up?

Revenant said...

Newsflash: People age and die. Accept it and be content, or worry and chase cures.

There's no reason why people have to get old and die from the resulting ailments. It is just traditional to do so. I think there is good reason to hope that senescence will be cured within our lifetimes, although probably too late to benefit us personally.

In any case, suffering from the effects of old age just because it is normal to do so is obviously silly. If you can take a drug to recover the vigor and physique of a younger man, why not do so? There is nothing admirable about being physically old -- we respect the elderly for their experience, not for their decrepit bodies.

walter neff said...

I am in the same shape in my 50's that I was in my 20's. Round.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Well, what if we didn't age, and lifetimes were extended? One might take fewer risks as a youngster if your life expectancy is more like 150 than 75. Would that lead to a less dynamic society?

Noble said...

Ah, Dr Rambo speaks. I'll expect an obit soon. Anyone who perceives "actors" as being authorities on anything other than acting only have themselves to blame when things go wrong. (Hmmm...sounds like a new TV show: "When Actors Attacks!" Or perhaps Mr Stallone needs the testosterone to make up for the shrinkage caused by earlier bouts with steroids. I'll just put him up there with Dionne Warwick and her Psychotic Friends Network.

Middle Class Guy said...

Noble said...
Ah, Dr Rambo speaks. I'll expect an obit soon. Anyone who perceives "actors" as being authorities on anything other than acting...


They are experts on everything, especially if they made a movie about it. They read a lot- cue cards. Next, he will probably support a candidate and the media will have another insipid field day, gushing over him and his political acumen.

reader_iam said...

Too much of a good thing is still too much. Well, that's how I'm inclined to see it, anyway.

Mr. Forward said...

I still chase women, I just don't remember why.