Systematic Review: The Safety and Efficacy of Growth Hormone in the Healthy Elderly

@article{Liu2007SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic Review: The Safety and Efficacy of Growth Hormone in the Healthy Elderly},
  author={Hau Liu and Dena M. Bravata and Ingram Olkin and Smita Rani Nayak and Brian Roberts and Alan M. Garber and Andrew R. Hoffman},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={146},
  pages={104-115}
}
Context Human growth hormone (GH) is widely sold and used as an antiaging agent. Contributions The researchers reviewed all clinical trials of GH to determine if it is safe and effective in the healthy elderly. They found that GH had no important effects on body composition but led to frequent adverse effects, most notably soft tissue edema and arthralgias. Cautions Clinical trials of GH have been small, and they may not have been able to detect important differences. Implications Published… Expand
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