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Does fasting affect hgh (human growth hormone) in any way?

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Dr. Ashu Syal answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

IGF: No! fasting does not affect growth hormone.

Answered 9/15/2012

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

Specializes in

Yes: Prolonged fasting activates the body's compensatory system in an effort to keep blood sugar normal. Simplified: gh, epinephrine, and cortisol levels increase. To lower the body's metabolic demands, thyroid hormone and igf-1 levels decrease. Growth is not enhanced by fasting.

Answered 9/28/2016

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