Abuse Of Growth Hormone May Be A Threat To Public Health The researchers found that illicit use of human growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor that is common among male weightlifters. In addition, such use among male weightlifters is often associated with polydrug use in terms of performance-enhancing drugs to both strengthen and classic.

The researchers compared three groups of men to augment the conflicting data on human growth hormone abuse.

Those reporting lifetime use of GH or IGF-I were placed in the first group, those who reported using anabolic androgenic steroids but not GH or IGF-I were placed in the second group, and who reported no use were placed in the third group.