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62 Year Old Asian Gilf 221


We enrolled 298 healthy Caucasian women, aged from 30 years to 78 years, and divided them into two groups: sun-seeking (S-S, 157 women) and sun-phobic (S-P, 141 women). The women presented different kinds of skin type (dry, oily, and combination) and were well-balanced across phototypes I to I V, according to Fitzpatrick classification.12 For the following assessments and results, we regrouped the volunteers into 10-year age clusters.




62 Year Old Asian Gilf 221



Two groups were established after clinical examination performed by an experienced dermatologist and after evaluation of sun behavior history by questionnaire (Sun Behavior Score history [SBSH]). A score between 0 and 3 is given for each 10-year cluster for different items: residence location, occupation, passive UV exposure, active UV exposure, and photo-protection habits. The value from 0 (none) to 3 (very) is given by considering the importance of UV exposure for the considered item. SBSH is the sum of scores for all the items and varied from 4 to 30 for volunteers in their twenties, and from 14 to 105 for volunteers in their seventies. Linked with age and phototype, SBSH is a key descriptor of the UV exposure level of each panelist. Therefore, the description of panel and labeling of S-S and S-P groups was performed with the following thresholds: 25 for the cluster aged 30 to 39 years, 34 for the cluster aged 40 to 49 years, 43 for the cluster aged 50 to 59 years, 51 for the cluster aged 60 to 69 years, and 60 for the cluster aged 70 to 78 years.


The study of the effect of UV exposure on our appearance is summarized in Figure 8. For all the women in the S-S and S-P groups, we analyzed on all age clusters the difference between apparent age, as estimated by a panel of 30 people, and real age. With the exception of the eldest cluster, we observed significant differences between the two populations (ie, S-S volunteers looked older than their real age). This difference seems to decrease over time. We also observed for the elder group (older than 70 years) that people look younger than their real age with no significant difference in sun exposure.


Vascular disorders are not correlated with either age or photo-damage status. In Figure 7, we observe that this phenomenon is opposite that of other clinical clusters. However, literature often quotes telangiectasias7,18,21 as important signs of sun damage. The interpretation could be that an increase in vascular signs resulting from subclinical inflammation gradually decreases during intrinsic aging7,22 and leads to a depletion of cutaneous blood vessels. At the same time, there is a thickening of the epidermis and stratum corneum, which makes the vascular network less visible. This could explain biphasic kinetics slightly passing through a maximum around age of 50 years, where the difference between S-S and S-P groups becomes significant.


Overtreatment with excessive doses of thyroxine may be associated with significant morbidity in the elderly. Palpitations, anxiety, tremulousness, irritability, insomnia, heat intolerance, hyperdefecation, and weight loss may be precipitated or exacerbated by iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis. In elderly patients, exposure to excessive amounts of thyroid hormone may be associated with increased risks of atrial fibrillation, other tachyarrhythmias, and progressive declines in bone mineral density (107). A prospective study of the incidence of atrial arrhythmias in patients aged 60 and older determined that over the course of a 10-year period, the relative risk of development of new-onset atrial fibrillation in subjects with initial TSH levels


Several longitudinal studies have tracked the natural history of untreated mild hypothyroidism in elderly persons. A study of nursing home residents confirmed that over time TSH levels declined to normal ranges in 51% of subjects with initial TSH levels that were lower than 6.8 mIU/L (125). Serial TSH levels were persistently elevated in the remainder of these subjects and in all subjects with initial TSH levels greater than 6.8 mIU/L. A similar study that stratified subjects on the basis of anti-thyroid antibody levels reported that 80% of elderly adults with mild hypothyroidism with initial measured anti-microsomal antibody titers greater than 1:1,600 eventually progressed to develop overt hypothyroidism requiring treatment with thyroxine replacement therapy (69). A study that tracked 505 subjects diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism over time showed that positive anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies and higher total cholesterol levels measured at baseline were associated with increased odds of eventual progression to overt hypothyroidism (126). Two studies showed that when elderly patients diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism were tracked over a span of 4-4.2 years, 44-54% demonstrated normalization of TSH levels consistent with reversion to a euthyroid state (127,128). Findings that were associated with reversion included lower baseline TSH levels, homogenous echotexture of thyroid tissue on ultrasound imaging, and an absence of detectable anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies.


Partial or complete reversibility of hypercholesterolemia has been shown to accompany thyroxine treatment of mild hypothyroidism in the majority of small interventional trials addressing this issue (145). Lowering of lipoprotein (a) levels has been shown in some, but not all studies (146). Hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with mild hypothyroidism has not been shown to be reversed with thyroxine therapy. A nested trial incorporated in the TRUST trial showed that normalization of TSH levels with levothyroxine for a span of one year did not have any impact on carotid intima media thickness or carotid atherosclerosis (147).


Studies focusing on actual screening of identified populations of elderly adults have reported mixed results. One study reported that selection of candidates based on body mass index, symptoms consistent with thyroid dysfunction, or a family history of thyroid disease failed to identify the majority of elderly patients eventually confirmed to have elevated or suppressed TSH levels (167). Another study that evaluated elderly patients presenting with suspected dementia revealed that hypothyroidism was the second most common undiagnosed disorder contributing to cognitive impairment (168). A similar study reported that measurement of TSH levels identified hypothyroidism in 3.6% of elderly adults presenting for evaluation of mental status changes (169). Screening studies involving hospitalized patients reported that 2.3% of geriatric inpatients and 11.2% of patients admitted for elective cardiac surgery had thyroid function profiles consistent with hypothyroidism (170). These findings are not surprising in light of the substantial prevalence of hypothyroidism among elderly patients in general. An analysis of profiles of TSH and thyroid hormone levels tracked in subjects enrolled in the Birmingham Elderly Thyroid Study reported high stability of euthyroid and subclinical hypothyroid indices over a 5 year interval, indicating that repeat testing may not be warranted in this population (171).


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6. In an age when young people were not highly regarded, some texts show that God sees them differently. Joseph, for example, was one of the youngest of his family (cf. Gen 37:2-3), yet God showed him great things in dreams and when about twenty years old he outshone all his brothers in important affairs (cf. Gen 37-47).


53. Saint Joan of Arc was born in 1412. She was a young peasant girl who, despite her tender years, fought to defend France from invaders. Misunderstood for her demeanour, her actions and her way of living the faith, Joan was burned at the stake.


84. In some young people, we can see a desire for God, albeit still vague and far from knowledge of the God of revelation. In others, we can glimpse an ideal of human fraternity, which is no small thing. Many have a genuine desire to develop their talents in order to offer something to our world. In some, we see a special artistic sensitivity, or a yearning for harmony with nature. In others, perhaps, a great need to communicate. In many of them, we encounter a deep desire to live life differently. In all of this, we can find real starting points, inner resources open to a word of incentive, wisdom and encouragement.


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