Biochemistry and physiology of anabolic hormones used for improvement of meat production

@article{Meyer2001BiochemistryAP,
  title={Biochemistry and physiology of anabolic hormones used for improvement of meat production},
  author={Heinrich H. D. Meyer},
  journal={APMIS},
  year={2001},
  volume={109}
}
  • H. Meyer
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • APMIS
A number of hormones are involved in endocrine regulation of growth. In general, these hormones enhance body protein accretion and metabolise fat stores resulting in increased lean growth rates. Most practical importance was obtained by sex hormones (oestrogens and androgens), β‐agonists and growth hormone — whether legally or illegally. Efficiency of growth promotion ranges between 0% and +20% depending on the prerequisites such as species, breed, gender, age, reproductive status, body score… 

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