Peak oxygen uptake, muscle volume, and the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor-I axis in adolescent males.


PURPOSE The growth effects of exercise appear to be mediated in part by central neuroendocrine control reflected in circulating levels of growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and their binding proteins (BP). In previous studies positive correlations between peak VO2 and circulating IGF-I have been demonstrated. The relationship between… (More)


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