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Adverse Effects of Growth Hormone (GH) Abuse in an Athlete

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Some athletes inject growth hormone (GH) in the hope that it will provide anabolic and lipolytic activity. There is little evidence that GH actually improves athletic performance. There is abundant evidence of complications with prolonged use of supratherapeutic doses.

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