Human Growth Hormone and Cholesterol
By Lisa Wells, RN
Clinical studies have found that the amount of human growth hormone (HGH) in the body plays an important role in keeping cholesterol levels healthy.
As age progresses HGH levels decline, and so the body's ability to stabilize cholesterol decreases.
HGH Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels
In 1997 a study found that the test subjects who had low human growth hormone levels tended to have high levels of the bad LDL cholesterol.
The study also found that the more HGH the test subjects had the higher their level of good HDL cholesterol.
HDL cholesterol sucks the unhealthy LDL from the walls of the arteries and carries it to the liver for disposal from the body.
Human growth hormone has been shown to increase the healthy HDL cholesterol and lower the dangerous LDL cholesterol thereby decreasing the risk of clogged arteries.
A study on heart disease done by Bengtsson of the University of Goteborg showed that the 333 patients he tested with severe human growth hormone deficiency had normal cholesterol levels, however, when he split the cholesterol between LDL and HDL cholesterol, the levels showed a different story.
These human growth hormone deficient patients had very high levels of the very harmful LDL cholesterol and very low levels of the good, protective HDL cholesterol.
Bengtsson concluded that this could help to explain the double increase in cardiovascular disease experienced by this group of patients. After six months of HGH therapy these patient's LDL level was decreased and their HDL level was increased, which is the desired effect.1
Learn About Human Growth Hormone
If you found this page while looking for information about cholesterol you may not be familiar with human growth hormone.
HGH therapy is definitely one of the most exciting and promising therapies to become available in many years.
It has been featured on Oprah, Dateline, CNBC, and others. Celebrities have known about and used HGH for years.
Research proves that if we restore our human growth hormone to a younger and more healthy level we can reverse many of the effects of aging and improve our health and fitness, and this includes lowering cholesterol!
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Additional Health Articles
1. Edén S, Wiklund O, Oscarsson J, Rosén T, Bengtsson BA, "Growth hormone treatment of growth hormone-deficient adults results in a marked increase in Lp(a) and HDL cholesterol concentrations," Arterioscler Thromb, 1993 Feb;13(2):296-301. doi: 10.1161/01.atv.13.2.296. PMID: 8427864.
2. Klatz, Ronald, "Grow Young With HGH," HarperPerennial, 1997.