Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy Induces Insulin Resistance.
While this article address growth hormone as used for true deficiency states, this illustrates one of the primary dangers with many so called “anti aging” miracle supplements. Growth hormone has been big on this front for many years. However, remember that Mother Nature does things for a reason. The lowering of hormone production as we get older is done as a protective mechanism. So, naturally, when we go mess with Mother Nature with things like growth hormone and HRT than side effects that can be life threatening are fair game on the side effects list.
JCEM — Abstracts: Bramnert et al. 88 (4): 1455