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Three Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Studies


Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Copyright 1999 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Homeopathic Human Growth Hormone for Physiologic and Psychologic Health
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Three Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Studies


Homeopathic Human Growth Hormone for Physiologic and Psychologic Health Three Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Studies Barbara Brewitt, Ph.D., James Hughes, M.D., Elizabeth A. Welsh, Ph.D., Robert Jackson, D.C. insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-l levels also used to define GHD. Following puberty, hGH declines Growth-hormone (GH) secretion peaks at 31 years of age, then declines by 14-50 percent per decade, depending upon gender, activity level, and diet or the onset of chronic disease.14 Women have slower, yet more statistically significant, agerelated declines of GH.1^16 The prevalence of GHD is not agreed upon and symptoms may occur in a large number of adults.14 Pharmaceutical company representatives state that GHD is present in approximately 70,000 U.S. adults,17 while other people say that the incidence is at 40 percent in persons 60-88 years old18 or others state 1 out of every 4000 Table 2 documents some adverse side effects after 6 months to 1 year use of pharmacologie doses of injectable hGH (0.15 mg per day to 5.0 mg per day) or the associated pathologies of acromegaly.20'21 Gigantism and acromegaly are excellent human models for understanding the dangers of excessive GH. Gigantism is caused by the presence of excess hGH before puberty, with consequences that
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