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Does exercising increase human growth hormones?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 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 43 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do to naturally increase growth hormones?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Doubtful idea: I see ur in your thirties, and you have probably read speculative work about supplements or activities intended to increase your growth hormone levels to gain muscle and fitness. It's laudable you are seeking natural fitness; from my reading and general knowledge of how the body works, i doubt that anything special (arginine, whatever) will really help you beyond what good exercise & diet can do.

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