RE: more about growth hormone and the decline of years

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 17:46:18 MST

GH is bad for you. It has a significant aging-promoting effect in transgenic
mice and most likely humans (see Bartke A. Brown-Borg HM. Bode AM. Carlson
J. Hunter WS. Bronson RT. Does growth hormone prevent or accelerate aging?.
[Review] [78 refs] [Journal Article. Review. Review, Tutorial] Experimental
Gerontology. 33(7-8):675-87, 1998 Nov-Dec) for review.

This reminds me about two of my patients, a married couple, who were
spending a fortune on GH supplementation, dreaming of staying forever young,
but most likely just speeding up a rush towards an early grave, all because
they read some quack's book on the alleged benefits of GH. And they wife was
very tanned, too - she looked ten years older than she was.


-----Original Message-----
From: jeff davis []
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 5:33 PM
Subject: more about growth hormone and the decline of years


Note, unsurprisingly, that nowhere in the article are
the observed effects described as reversing, turning
back, or halting aging.

Best, Jeff Davis

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