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Does evidence exist for taking Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to reverse aging and live longer in healthy adults?


MedHead Confidence Score: 10
Amount Saved: $100 per month of HGH patches post


MedHead Message:

It’s absolutely amazing what kind of foolishness exists out there. There is exactly zero proof that taking HGH injections (let alone worthless pills and creams!) will lengthen your life or make you younger in healthy adults. What it can do is minimally decrease your fat layer and minimally increase lean muscle mass, but seriously, no more than just going to the gym and working out!! Save your money and buy yourself a gym pass. At $1200 per year savings, go ahead and get the premium pass for your whole family!


1. Taaffe DR, Pruitt L, Reim J, et al. Effect of recombinant human growth hormone on the muscle strength response to resistance exercise in elderly men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1994;79:1361-1366 2. Blackman MR, Sorkin JD, Munzer T, et al. Growth hormone and sex steroid administration in healthy aged women and men: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2002;288:2282-2292 3. Papadakis MA, Grady D, Black D, et al. Growth hormone replacement in older men improves body composition but not functional ability. Ann Intern Med 1996;124:708-716


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