Would we grow old if we never reached the end of puberty?

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Offline Genesis

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If the end of puberty was never quite reached would we grow old?
« Last Edit: 04/06/2014 11:53:19 by Georgia »

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Re: Ageing?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2014 04:59:24 »
Studies of castrated men shows that they do grow old and die, but the life expectancy is about 10 years longer than intact men.

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Re: Ageing?
« Reply #2 on: 11/05/2014 06:44:08 »
There are also a few disease conditions that delay puberty and sexual maturity such as hypopituitarism, but I don't believe it actually prevents aging.

Some people will look younger than their chronological age, but eventually will become small old people.

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Re: Ageing?
« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2014 15:19:14 »
I saw this article on ageing and was intrigued.

newbielink:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/4357829/Immortal-jellyfish-swarming-across-the-world.html [nonactive]