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Clin J Sport Med. 2002 Jul;12(4):250-3.

Does exogenous growth hormone improve athletic performance?

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Section of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. hdean@cc.umanitoba.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To conduct a critical appraisal of the literature to address the question of whether human growth hormone (HGH) improves performance in trained athletes.

DATA SOURCES:

Used PubMed using the search terms of "growth hormone athletes" and the reference lists of previous reviews of the subject.

STUDY SELECTION:

Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study of exogenous HGH on muscle power in trained athletes. Only one study matched the search criteria.

CONCLUSION:

There is no evidence of increased muscle strength with HGH in trained athletes.

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