Long-term administration of GHB does not affect muscular mass in alcoholics.

@article{Addolorato1999LongtermAO,
  title={Long-term administration of GHB does not affect muscular mass in alcoholics.},
  author={Giovanni Addolorato and Esmeralda Capristo and Gian Luigi Gessa and Fabio L D Caputo and Giuseppe Francesco Stefanini and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={65 14},
  pages={PL191-6}
}
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is a drug recently utilized for alcoholism management. It has been shown that GHB has anabolic effects since it can increase growth hormone (GH) release in healthy subjects. At present, there are no studies investigating body composition in alcoholics during long-term GHB treatment. In this study body composition and GH secretion in alcohol dependent subjects was evaluated during addiction and at different time of GHB administration and alcohol abstinence. A… CONTINUE READING