Growth Hormone Treatment, More Harm Than Good

Elliott, William T.
March 2007
Clinical Oncology Alert;Mar2007, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p2
The article reports on a review of the safety and efficacy of growth hormones in the healthy elderly published in the January 16, 2007 issue of the "Annals of Internal Medicine." It is said that the study was done in response the popularity of growth hormones being sold and promoted as anti-aging agents in the U.S. A total of 200 individuals participated in the review.


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