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If I am a healthy adult, will Human Growth Hormone (HGH) help improve memory and learning (cognition)


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Human Growth Hormone can help memory, mood and cognition in adults with a deficiency, but not in those with normal levels. All depression, dementia, memory loss can’t and won’t be solved by taking HGH. It’s just silly to think otherwise. Think of the following: “all airline pilots are people, but not all people are airline pilots’. Just because I’m a person doesn’t qualify me to fly a commercial airplane, so too, I should just take HGH because I’m forgetful or depressed.


1. Vance, ML. Can Growth Hormone Prevent Aging? N Engl J Med 2003; 348:779-780
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp020186


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