MLB Baseball to Begin Testing for Human Growth Hormone

Major League Baseball has gone through a horrible image of late with all their steroid and human growth hormone controversy. The league has been plagued with many of their top level star being named or caught using performance enhancing drugs.

Those on the list include big name stars like Sammy Sosa, Ken Caminiti, Jason Giambi, Benito Santiago, Gary Sheffield, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Chuck Finley, Barry Bonds, Miguel Tejada, Lenny Dykstra, Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada, Eric Gagne, Chuck Knoblauch and Alex Rodriguez. In the MLB Mitchell report this list summarizes news reports linking these players to steroids, steroid precursors, human growth hormone, or other drugs banned by MLB (excluding amphetamines) which list more than 200 players implemented in used performance enhancing drugs. Continue reading

A Drug's Promise (or Not) of Youth

By Brian Alexander

July 9, 2006

I have traveled to the Palm Springs Life Extension Institute in search of Dr. Edmund Chein. Instead I find Tiffany Caranci. Tiffany is 20 years old and looks exactly how you might expect a 20-year-old named Tiffany to look: platform heels, low-slung skirt, hair streaked blond and black. She’s brazenly sexy, and so very young. I am a man and not very young. I have entered that disorienting neverland of middle age where you can’t tell if women like Tiffany smile because you remind them of their fathers or because they think you’re hot. I’m pretty sure Tiffany is smiling at me as I walk into Chein’s clinic because she’s a receptionist and gets paid to smile, but my ego scouts for any sign from her to justify the voice in my head that’s saying: “You’ve still got it, brother.” This neediness, of course, proves that I don’t have it, and I don’t mind admitting that right now I’d like it back. Well done, Tiffany.

I’ve come to meet the good doctor, but he is elusive, lying low on the advice of his lawyer. I don’t leave though. The clinic sees, maybe, two people on a busy day, and it is so quiet I can almost hear my youth hissing out of me. So when Candice Dillon, Chein’s 24-year-old director of new-patient relations, emerges from somewhere behind Tiffany and offers to show me just how far gone I am, I figure why not? Continue reading

Fountain of youth?

By David Kohn
April 7, 2006

Two years ago, Richard Casey was feeling his age. At 48, he was tired, gaining weight and suffering from a growing number of aches and pains. On top of that, his libido had decreased.

“I could see the distance between my 40s and my 20s,” he says. “As I looked ahead, it was all downhill. That’s depressing.”

Looking for relief, he found a Chicago doctor named Paul Savage, who focuses on adjusting hormone levels in older patients. Savage modified Casey’s diet and workout, and prescribed several hormones, including human growth hormone.
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Hormone replacement therapy lowers risk of colorectal cancer

Research from the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, Israel shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) reduces the risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. The study indicates a reduction of risk by more than half in women taking combined estrogen-progestin oral pills.

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Prediction of Metabolic Syndrome by Low Serum Testosterone Levels in Men


OBJECTIVE The aim of this analysis was to assess the prospective association of serum testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels with incident metabolic syndrome (MetS) in men.

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Growth hormone treatment may reduce serious metabolic conditions

Medical Research News Published: Monday, 14-Mar-2005

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that growth hormone (GH) treatment may result in the reduction of multiple metabolic disorders associated with abdominal obesity in postmenopausal women.

Published in today in the March issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, these findings demonstrate the important role growth hormone treatment may play in reducing serious metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.

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Testosterone may help women after hysterectomy

Reuters – New York

May 2, 2005

Women who feel less sexy after a hysterectomy may get a boost from a seemingly unlikely source — testosterone, new research reports. US investigators found that women who reported a loss of their libido after surgeons removed their uterus and ovaries tended to show improvements after using a testosterone patch for 24 weeks. For instance, half of 266 patch users said they had one extra satisfying sexual encounter every 2.5 weeks. In contrast, 266 women who received a placebo, or inactive, patch, had only one extra satisfying encounter every 5.5 weeks. Patch users also reported less personal distress, the authors note in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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