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Does exercising increase human growth hormones?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Exercise does increase growth hormone and refined carbs (e.g. Sugar) will decrease it.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

What is human growth hormones and its benefits?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Growth hormone: Human gh must be injected, and is intended for gh deficiency (eg pituitary tumor), children with short stature, and HIV muscle wasting. Gh levels naturally get low with middle age. Will gh make adults feel “younger”? Generally no. Gh may increase muscle but does not increase strength. Side effects include carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, gynecomastia, and can cause/worsen diabetes.

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