Rudman HGH Study Results
By the age of 50 our bodies are going through many changes and today, thanks in large to research dating back to the 1990s done by Dr. Rudman, we also know that it is largely related to the decrease in HGH levels all of us undergo.
Dr. Daniel Rudman and his team at the Medical College of Wisconsin put together a clinical trial in 1990, that went on to be published in the The New England Journal of Medicine, which answered a number of questions relating to aging and the human growth hormone. The study was titled “The Effects of Human Growth Hormone in Men Over 60 Years Old,” but it has become known simply as “The Rudman Study.”
The scientific tone, dry writing and detachment of the paper undermined just how exciting the results from this study actually were. Aging signs quite simply melted away in twelve men over a one year treatment with biosynthetic HGH which is also known as Somatropin. There was a significant shift in the body weight in the group of men from fat to lean muscle –a 14.4% decrease in fat tissue and an 8.8% increase in lean muscle mass. There was also an increase of 8.8% in bone density and evidence of osteoporosis reversal – all of these benefits were with the absence of exercise and the participants health habits and lifestyle remained exactly the same as they were before they started the study. For example, those who were smokers continued to smoke, those who led a sedentary lifestyle continued to do so and no changes were made to diet either.
The most dramatic changes, at least from a cosmetic viewpoint, was to the skin with a 7.1% increase in the thickness of the skin. A great deal of the visible signs of aging are the result of the skin becoming thinner, which allows the formation of wrinkles to occur. These men looked significantly younger – on average observers thought they were 20 years younger than they were. They also saw an increase in their sex drive. All of this without changing anything about their lives.
After one year the study ended and so no one knows whether these men continued to enjoy changes or if the changes became even more dramatic after the one year mark, but many believe they did.
During the study, the men were monitored very carefully for HGH side effects to the liver, kidneys, heart and blood forming organs. No adverse effects were found. The health of these men was maintained while they rejuvenated. There was no toxicity since the amount of hormone produced in young people was already known and was simply duplicated.
The Ground Breaking HGH Clinical Study by Dr. Rudman
In 1990 research studies that Dr. Daniel Rudman, an endocrinologist from Madison, Wisconsin, conducted, shocked the scientific and medical communities. “Dr. Rudman’s volunteers participating in the study were all over 60 years of age and had an average age of 71 years. In Dr. Rudman’s double-blind placebo study the group of participants who were given human growth hormone injections saw a reversal of the aging process of between 10 to 20 years. The group of participant who did not receive human growth hormone, instead receiving a placebo, showed no signs of age reversal and continued aging normally.
HGH is need in our body in order for us to heal and rejuvenate. It restores cells that are shrinking back to their normal size. However, after the age of 21, HGH production by our pituitary gland declines at a rate of approx. 14% per decade.
Dr. Rudman’s Conclusion
According to Dr. Rudman published article in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1990; 323:1-6, Dr. Rudman concluded a reduced secretion of growth hormone is partially responsible for the increase of adipose-tissue mass, decrease of lean body mass, and skin thinning, all of which occur because of aging.
In middle/late adulthood, a number of progressive changes happen to the body. These changes have long been believed to be unavoidable and simply the result of aging. However, some have long believed that the reduced amount of HGH we have in late adulthood play a role in these changes. Dr. Rudman’s study confirmed these beliefs.
Dr. Rudman says that his study shows the changes associated with aging are the result of a growth hormone deficiency and they can be reversed using replacement doses of HGH. The findings of the clinical study show that the increase in mass of adipose tissue, atrophy of the lean body mass, and a decline in component organs that are attributed with being elderly, should be correctable, at least partly, through the administering of human growth hormone injections, which readily available as a biosynthetic product.
Endocrinology and HGH
The American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology have both indicated that they believe an HGH deficiency is age-related, and is defined by a specific set of symptoms such as increase weight gain, abdominal obesity, increased weight, reduced cardiac output, a decrease in muscle mass, a decrease in restful sleep, an increase in fat, an impairment of the sense of well being, a decrease in physical strength, a decrease in physical performance.
With the results of the Rudman study and many other studies that confirm this belief, it would seem there is little doubt left as to the link between human growth hormone and the signs of aging and the overall HGH benefits.