The authors didn't claim that the treatment reversed the aging process, and an editorial note warned against widespread use of growth hormone. Yet, the study helped spawn a bevy of anti-aging clinics and a surge in HGH sales. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, between 20, and 30, people used growth hormone as an anti-aging therapy in —a tenfold increase from the mids.
Another researcher, Dr. Mary Lee Vance of the University of Virginia, has estimated that 30 percent of growth hormone prescriptions in the U. One of the many companies profiting from the anti-aging trend is Las Vegas-based Cenegenics Medical Institute, which has been featured on "60 Minutes" and in the pages of GQ. The clinic administers HGH and other hormone supplements as part of what it calls "a proven age-management medical system with predictable results. Alan Mintz. It actually reduces risk of heart disease. But many medical experts challenge such claims. Some studies have demonstrated that HGH increases muscle mass, but not necessarily muscle strength or function.
Moreover, some researchers have detected worrisome side effects, like diabetes, arthritis and hypertension. He notes that there's even evidence that it could reduce life span. All of which led him to start a Web site, antiagingquackery. Law enforcement is evidently concerned as well.
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