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Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone has been used by many athletes to boost their performance. Find out more about HGH and its side effects right here.

Human Growth Hormone - What Is It?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a powerful hormone that naturally exists in our bodies. It is produced by a gland in the brain and helps start the growth of muscles, cartilage and bones. Growth hormone is produced throughout a person's lifetime but is produced more often when you're a kid and your body is growing. While human growth hormone occurs naturally in the body, it can also be produced in a lab and is sometimes prescribed by doctors to children who have growth problems.

Human Growth Hormone - Professional Sports

The use of HGH is banned by the International Olympic Comittee, Major League Baseball and other pro sports leagues - but many athletes still use it to increase performance. Human growth hormone is injected by athletes in order to increase muscle size. HGH helps tired muscles recover quicker, which allows athletes to train harder and more often. By building up muscle quicker, athletes can have an unfair advantage over other players. In 2006, pitcher Jason Grimsley admitted using human growth hormone and said dozens of other baseball players have used it as well. Since HGH already occurs naturally in humans, it is hard for a blood test to determine if the hormone in the body is natural or has been injected.

Human Growth Hormone - Side Effects

If your body has too much HGH in it, you can develop a disease called acromegaly, which causes the hands and face to grow freakishly big. The jaw becomes larger and your face becomes rough and oily. Organs like the heart, kidney and liver will also start to grow too much, which can cause heart disease, diabetes and other nasty ailments. Using HGH can also increase the risk of cancer because of the unnatural growth of cells. Some doctors say the apparent increase in the size of Barry Bonds' head over the past few seasons is a sign that he has injected HGH to improve athletic performance. While human growth hormone may help some athletes, using HGH is also cheating and its dangerous side effects can be especially damaging to kids and teens, whose bodies are already going through major changes during puberty.

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Penalty for Athletes Who Use Drugs?

  • They should be suspended for life.
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ADRII_
ADRII_ posted in Xtreme Sports:
i can carry like 70 lbs or smthing  smthing around that 
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AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
I have more than one!1. When the ref doesn't see something that's against the rules that the other team did. Like a handball.2. When there is this one player on your team that just is rude to every other player and hogs the ball like they can do it all. 3. When you or a team mate kicks the ball over the goal.4. When the ref says your team did something that's against the rules, but you didn't.There might be more that I forget. Lol
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TJStar234
TJStar234 posted in Dance:
Same. I love dancing soooooooooooooo much:):):) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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TJStar234
TJStar234 posted in Dance:
 I would rather prefer hip-hop.  :) It is so fun and energetic. :) :) :) :)
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Pink_Cool_Girl
OF COURSE THEY CAN!!! TELL THAT BOY HE IS A SEXIST PIG!!!
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