The exercise-induced growth hormone response in athletes.

@article{Godfrey2003TheEG,
  title={The exercise-induced growth hormone response in athletes.},
  author={Richard J Godfrey and Zahra Madgwick and Gregory P. Whyte},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={599-613}
}
Human growth hormone (hGH) is secreted in a pulsatile fashion, generally following a circadian rhythm. A number of physiological stimuli can initiate hGH secretion, the most powerful, non-pharmacological of which are sleep and exercise. hGH has many varied roles throughout life, from growth itself, including the turnover of muscle, bone and collagen, to the regulation of selective aspects of metabolic function including increased fat metabolism and the maintenance of a healthier body… CONTINUE READING

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