Wayne Odesnik has been banned from competing for two years for allegedly committing an anti-doping violation for possessing human growth hormone.
PRAGUE (MedPage Today) — Depot testosterone injections in men with metabolic syndrome and hypogonadism led to improvements in several important components of their disease, including significant weight loss and reduced glucose dysregulation, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
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Published: May 3, 2010
Human Growth Hormone has acquired a bad reputation, thanks to athletes who have abused it in their quest for stardom. But for tens of thousands of children whose growth and development are stymied by a deficiency of growth hormone, daily injections of this biologically synthesized growth stimulant can put them on track toward normality.
I’m not talking about children with normal hormone levels whose genetic heritage will keep them well below the average height for American men and women (respectively, 5 feet 9 inches and just under 5 feet 4), although they, too, can sometimes benefit from an artificial boost from the hormone.