Human Growth Hormone Article Review

Human Growth Hormone
An exploration of the research on human growth hormone (HGH) and its effects on aging.
# 113132 | 1,059 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 19, 2009 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Aging (General)

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The paper reviews three articles on the effects of human growth hormone (HGH) on aging. The paper looks at B. Bowers' "Human growth hormone", J. Life and A. Mintz's "Growth Hormone" and J. Copeland, S. Chu and M. Tremblay et al's "Aging, Physical Activity, and Hormones in Women". The paper notes that HGH and its effects on aging is not an issue that has a definitive answer. The paper points out that the association or causal relationship is not denied by any of the sources; the points of contention seem to be more about actual application of change and questioning the various HGH uses.

Summary of Theory
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Consistency of Findings and Associations

From the Paper:

"Human growth hormone (HGH) has been in use for a relatively short amount of time, so there is still a lot of lively debate in peer reviewed journals about its possible uses and misuses. One factor upon which HGH has a debated effect is age or longevity. On the one hand, when it is given to some clients, HGH can promote growth and fight some of the effects of aging; on the other hand, it is not as useful the older the person taking it is, and there are other limiting factors. "Growth hormone is clearly our master hormone because of its ability to affect all other hormones, organs and the cells of our body. It has truly amazing reparative and restorative powers that can reverse cellular and tissue damage and even help re-grow failing organs" (Life and Mintz, 2004). Science has also always been looking for the proverbial fountain of youth, ever since the roots of modern medical science in alchemy; no one has yet found it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowers, B. "Human growth hormone." Journal of the Colorado Academy of Science, 2002.
  • Copeland, J, Chu, S, Tremblay, M et a l. "Aging, physical activity, and hormones in women -- a review." Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 12(1), 2004.
  • Du, Y, Hirose, N, Ping, J et al. "Analysis of growth hormone receptor polymorphism in Japanese semisuper centenarians." Geriatrics and Gerontology International 6(2), 2006.
  • Life, J, and Mintz, A. "Growth Hormone." Total Health 26(3), the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly." Annals of Internal Medicine 146(2), 2007.
  • Liu, H, Bravata, D, Olkin, I et al. "Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly." Annals of Internal Medicine 146(2), 2007.

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