Effects of hormone replacement on growth hormone and prolactin exercise responses in postmenopausal women.

@article{Kraemer1998EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hormone replacement on growth hormone and prolactin exercise responses in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Robert R. Kraemer and Lisa G. Johnson and Ron W. Haltom and Ginger Rhoads Kraemer and H E Gaines and M Drapcho and T Gimple and V. Daniel Castracane},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={703-8}
}
Exercise elevates growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) blood concentrations in premenopausal women. Postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) maintain higher estrogen levels that could affect GH and PRL. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of HRT on GH and PRL responses to treadmill exercise. Seventeen healthy women who were postmenopausal (naturally or surgically) [8 on HRT; 9 not on HRT (NHRT)], completed 30 min of treadmill exercise at 79.16 +/- 1.2… CONTINUE READING