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3 hgh questions: 1.does fasting increase human growth hormone? 2. how long should you fast for, for maximum hgh? 3. good to exercise while fasting?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Fasting and growing: At age 16 you should still be growing and definitely do not fast. Almost certainly at a younger age your pediatrician has measured your height and weight several times. This is reported on a page that shows growth in height and weight. If your parents do not have this information you should contact the pediatrician and get a copy of you height and weight growth.
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