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01 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

HGH Therapy: Anti-Aging or Cancer-Enhancing?

Increasing Human Growth Hormone may help halt effects of aging

“By increasing the levels of HGH through growth hormone therapy in our bodies, we can slow, or even reverse, many of the manifestations of aging. Ideally, this HGH replacement should begin at about the age of 30 years, but HGH replacement therapy can be beneficial at any age above 30. In fact, for older people, Human Growth Hormone therapy can reverse the manifestations of aging by 5 to 15 years or more. There is no other single therapy currently available that can have the impact on aging that HGH Therapy can have.  HGH therapy is very effective for both men and women in correcting hormone imbalance.  HGH Therapy has been used to cure various hormonal imbalance diseases like menopause, breast cancer, aging, body fat and low sexual performance.

“Growth Hormone Therapy Can:

  • Reduce excess body fat, especially abdominal fat. (The reduction of abdominal fat is the single most profound effect of Human Growth Hormone Therapy).
  • Increase muscle mass (and physical strength if combined with moderate exercise).
  • Reduce wrinkling of the skin and some other effects of skin aging.
  • Re-grow internal organs that have atrophied with age.
  • Increase bone density.
  • Strengthen the immune system.”

The above is from LA Health and Rejuvenation Center website  –  http://lahealthandrejuvenation.com   And I could not find any medical credentials for the owners of the center where they offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy including injectible HGH.

On the other hand

Suppression of human growth hormone may ward off cancer, diabetes

A study of a population with a genetic mutation that shuts off receptors to HGH finds they almost never get cancer or diabetes, suggesting a downside for people taking the hormone as an anti-aging treatment. The discovery hinged on a group of extended relatives living in the Andes in Ecuador, many of whom share a genetic mutation that shuts off receptors to human growth hormone. The hormone helps regulate metabolism throughout the body and the way that cells change as they age

The team took serum taken from patients and unaffected relatives and added them to human cells. They found that the serum from Laron patients protected DNA from breakage that can contribute to cancer. Serum from unaffected relatives did not.

The Laron serum also promoted a kind of suicide among damaged cells. This might protect against cancer by killing off cells that are about to turn rogue.

The discovery, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, backs up earlier research showing that yeast, flies and rodents live longer — in some species, as much as 10 times longer — when they grow slowly.

The above was from the science writer Eryn Brown in the LA Times 

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/16/health/la-he-growth-hormone-aging-20110217

On the other hand  (and this person obviously  didn’t read the research study on natural HGH before freely offering his opinion)

“Human growth hormone is what is called an anabolic hormone that increases tissue growth & repair, & as such may influence the growth of cancer cells in the event that they are present in the body. However, there is no inherit risk that increasing your HGH levels by stimulating the natural output of HGH from the pituitary will increase your risk for cancer because you are only increasing your own natural output & not supplementing with the actual hormone.

Secretagogues, unlike injectible HGH, permit the natural control mechanisms to operate within the body. Human growth hormone secretagogues are very safe because the natural regulation of HGH levels is allowed to function normally.”

(In fact it is the natural HGH production that researchers found had a connection to cancer.)  The above is from an article in eZine and signed “Franky” with no credentials listed.  

http://ezine.article24h.com/cancerrisktakinghgh-1.w/

One Response to “HGH Therapy: Anti-Aging or Cancer-Enhancing?”

  1. Lizeth Horten 24 March 2011 at 10:11 pm Permalink

    So often we just put sunscreen on our faces and forget our hands, but they are being exposed to the sun too. After our faces, the next place that “shows our age” is our hands.


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