The effect of recombinant human growth hormone on malnourished older individuals.


Malnutrition in the elderly is often unrecognized and untreated. Reduced secretion of growth hormone (GH) has been suggested as a cause of decreased muscle and bone mass with aging. This pilot study characterized the nutritional response of elderly malnourished subjects to recombinant human GH (rhGH). Subjects were included if they were over 60 years of age… (More)