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Human Growth Hormone

Body composition and quality of life in adults with growth hormone deficiency; effects of low-dose growth hormone replacement.

Low-dose GHR [growth hormone replacement] improves body composition and QoL [quality of life] as early as 1 month after commencement and the beneficial effects continue at 3 months. Most importantly, these changes occur in the absence of side-effects. We therefore suggest the use of low-dose GH therapy, maintaining IGF-I between the median and upper end of the age-related reference range, for the treatment of AGHD [Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency].

Effects of Human Growth Hormone in Men over 60 Years Old.

Growth Hormone Deficiency - Diminished secretion of growth hormone is responsible in part for the decrease of lean body mass, the expansion of adipose-tissue mass, and the thinning of the skin that occur in old age.