Growth Hormone Fights HIV Fat Syndrome

Increasing the level of growth hormone in people with HIV appears to show promise in treating fat redistribution syndrome that afflicts them. "For the first time, we have shown that a substance that stimulates the body to make its own growth hormone results in both cosmetic and health benefits for people who suffer from HIV lipodystrophy," says Steven Grinspoon, MD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Currently, there is no treatment for the condition."

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