HGH Commonly Used By WeightliftersIllicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters, according to a new study published in The American Journal on Addictions.

The study also disclosed that illicit use of HGH in this population is often associated with polysubstance abuse involving both performance-enhancing and classical drugs.

The researchers were led by Brian P. Brennan, MD, MSc, of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.