Young elite athletes of different sport disciplines present with an increase in pulsatile secretion of growth hormone compared with non-elite athletes and sedentary subjects.

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Acute exercise is a well-known stimulus for GH secretion but the effect of chronic training on GH secretion still remains equivocal. The aim of our study was to analyse spontaneous pulsatile GH secretion (during a period of 2 hours in the morning) in a group of young elite athletes (EA) compared with non-elite athletes (NEA), and sedentary subjects (SS… (More)

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@article{Ubertini2008YoungEA, title={Young elite athletes of different sport disciplines present with an increase in pulsatile secretion of growth hormone compared with non-elite athletes and sedentary subjects.}, author={Graziamaria Ubertini and Alain Grossi and Diego Colabianchi and Roberta Fiori and Claudia Brufani and Carla Bizzarri and G. Giannone and Antonello Emilio Rigamonti and Alessando Sartorio and E. E. Muller and Manlio Cappa}, journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation}, year={2008}, volume={31 2}, pages={138-45} }