Young Weight-Lifters Using Human Growth Hormone
Interview: Brian Brennan, MD, MSc, instructor in psychiatry, Associate director for translational neuroscience research, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.
Today, young weight-lifters frequently employ human growth hormone, or HGH, to build muscle mass. That's according to Harvard-affiliated psychiatrist Brian Brennan, M.D., M.Sc. Brennan's research was recently published in the American Journal on Addictions.
Dr. Brennan will discuss the problem with Sound Medicineís Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D.
Long-term effects of HGH use havenít been closely studied, but evidence suggests it can lead to cardiac, endocrine, and respiratory problems, as well as increase the risk for some cancers.
Dr. Brennan is an instructor in psychiatry and associate director for translational neuroscience research at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.