A new study suggests human growth hormone may not have the athletic benefits some believe. In fact, it may even harm athletic performance.
Doctors at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center did a study on HGH. They found those who took it didn't get any stronger or increase their stamina. The hormone even made some subjects tired. Doctors say those on HGH did put on a few pounds of muscle, but health officials say it may just be fluid buildup.
Human growth hormone is one of the performance-enhancing drugs allegedly abused by major league baseball players.
It seems like every week I hear about kids in high school doing things to their bodies to make them better athletes. Sports seems to mean everything. I guess it has to do with college scholarships?? I am stressed out just thinking about when my kids get to high school. What do you think about kids taking HGH to become better athletes?