Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1: New Endocrine Therapies in Cardiology?

  • R Clark
  • Published 1997 in Trends in cardiovascular medicine

Abstract

The hormones growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) play a dominant role in whole body growth and metabolism. This is reflected in the use of human GH (hGH) in GH-deficient children to stimulate growth and in GH-deficient adults to reduce visceral fat mass. Recent data suggest that hGH may improve cardiac function in patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1050-1738(97)00065-0

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@article{Clark1997GrowthHA, title={Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1: New Endocrine Therapies in Cardiology?}, author={R Clark}, journal={Trends in cardiovascular medicine}, year={1997}, volume={7 7}, pages={264-8} }