Illegal Use of Human Growth Hormone Common Among Young Male Weightlifters, Mclean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Study

Published: Jan 21, 2011

EurekAlert! -- A new study published in The American Journal on Addictions reveals that illicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters. Additionally, illicit HGH use in this population is often associated with polysubstance abuse involving both performance-enhancing and classical drugs.

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