Effects of Physiologic Growth Hormone Therapy on Bone Density and Body Composition in Patients with Adult-Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency

HGH Growth Hormone Medical Studies

HGH, Body Composition & Bone Density

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled HGH Medical Trial

Howard B.A. Baum, MD; Beverly M.K. Biller, MD; Joel S. Finkelstein, MD;
Kristin Baker Cannistraro, BS, RN; Daniel S. Oppenheim, MD, PhD; David A. Schoenfeld, PhD; Theresa Hoskins Michel, PT, MS; Harriet Wittink, PT, MS; and Anne Klibanski, MD; 1 December 1996 | Volume 125 Issue 11 | Pages 883-890

HGH Study Background: Patients with adult-onset growth hormone deficiency have reduced bone density and increased fat mass. Growth hormone at high doses may decrease body fat in these patients, and while benefits to muscle mass and bone density exist, the full effects of growth hormone at more physiologic doses on bone density and body composition have are yet to be shown.

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