Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Human Growth Hormone in the News


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/sports/15doctor.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print

Supposedly, this celebrity doctor has been prescribing and administering human growth hormone to his patients and he's been taking it himself.

I always feel conflicted when I read about HGH being used for "longevity" or anti-aging. I worry that people see this, get the wrong idea, and think HGH is this wonderful thing with no negative health repercussions. I rarely see mentions of acromegaly and the health effects of having too much HGH. On the other hand, I hope that with all this interest in HGH, more research will go into the study of it, which may inadvertently lead to advances in the treatment of acromegaly.

1 comment:

Starbucks Addict said...

This is definitely very concerning. I hope as you do that it raises awareness of Acromegaly and the negative effects of excess GH.