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    HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    We all know have heard the Bro-Science that HGH is good for fat loss...but is it really? Much of Bro-Science is quite true, gained from the crucible of human trials by the body builders themselves. But much of Bro-Science is bunk. So what does science have to say about HGH and fat loss? Well read on, my brothers and sisters, and you will see! Not only does it help with fat loss, it also reduces your bad cholesterol (and increases collagen growth). I will break each study up into snippets and discuss the pieces individually.

    The first fat reduction study is:
    Growth hormone treatment of abdominally obese men reduces abdominal fat mass, improves glucose and lipoprotein metabolism, and reduces diastolic blood pressure. It can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9062473



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    Thirty men, 48-66 yr old, with abdominal/visceral obesity were treated with recombinant human GH (rhGH) in a 9-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The daily dose of rhGH was 9.5 micrograms/kg.



    1mg is 2.7IUs of HGH. A 200 pound person is about 90kg (yeah, 91, but 90 makes the math easier). 9.5 is basically 10, which makes for very easy math. 90 X 10 = 900. 900 micrograms is 0.9 milligrams. 0.9 X 2.7 = 2.43 IUs. That is in the range that most people use, since most people will use from 2IUs to 4IUs per day.



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    In response to the rhGH treatment, total body fat and abdominal sc and visceral adipose tissue decreased by 9.2 +/- 2.4%, 6.1 +/- 3.2%, and 18.1 +/- 7.6%, respectively. After an initial decrease in the glucose disposal rate (GDR) at 6 weeks, the GDR increased in the rhGH-treated group as compared with the placebo-treated one (P < 0.05). The mean serum concentrations of total cholesterol (P < 0.01) and triglyceride (P < 0.05) decreased, whereas blood glucose and serum insulin concentrations were unaffected by the rhGH treatment. Furthermore, diastolic blood pressure decreased and systolic blood pressure was unchanged in response to rhGH treatment. This trial has demonstrated that GH can favorably affect some of the multiple perturbations associated with abdominal/visceral obesity. This includes a reduction in abdominal/visceral obesity, an improved insulin sensitivity, and favorable effects on lipoprotein metabolism and diastolic blood pressure.



    The average fat loss after 9 months of about 2.5IUs of HGH was 9.2%, with some losing as much at 18%!! Overall health was improved as well. The only negative effect was the 2 hour glucose level (GDR). It was harder for the body to remove glucose immediately after its induction, so keep that in mind. After that 2 hour period, the glucose levels were better for those using HGH than those not using it.


    And not to leave out the post-menopausal women and fat reduction, here is another study: Growth Hormone Treatment Reduces Abdominal Visceral Fat in Postmenopausal Women with Abdominal Obesity: A 12-Month Placebo-Controlled Trial Found here: http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/....WtSPw6w1.dpuf


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    Abdominal obesity is associated with blunted GH secretion and a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors that characterize the metabolic syndrome. GH treatment in abdominally obese men reduces visceral adipose tissue and has beneficial effects on the metabolic profile. There are no long-term data on the effects of GH treatment on postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity. Forty postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-month trial with GH (0.67 mg/d). The primary aim was to study the effect of GH treatment on insulin sensitivity.

    Forty women with a mean age of 57.3 yr (range, 51–63 yr) were studied. The initial dose of GH was 0.13 mg/d (0.4 IU/d), which was then increased to 0.27 mg/d (0.8 IU/d) after 2 wk, 0.4 mg/d (1.2 IU/d) after 4 wk, 0.53 mg/d (1.6 IU/d) after 5 wk and, after 6 wk, to the target dose of 0.67 mg/d (2.0 IU/d).



    The target dose was 2IU a day. A nice low number that most users will be at or above.



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    A reduction in serum total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol was observed in the GH-treated women, although the reduction in LDL cholesterol was more marked after the first 6 months (10%) compared with 12 months (5%). In some studies dealing with GH-deficient patients receiving GH replacement therapy, a transient reduction in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and the total cholesterol/HDL ratio and an increase in Lp (a) have been reported (36, 37). In contrast to these data, no significant changes in Lp (a) or total apoB were observed in our study. One plausible explanation is that the target dose of GH in our study was considerably lower than that used in these previous trials and that men may respond more markedly/differently than women in terms of the lipoprotein metabolism (38). Assessments of body composition by CT scan showed a clear reduction in VAT and an increased amount of thigh muscle mass in the GH-treated women. In contrast to a similar study involving middle-aged men with abdominal obesity who received GH treatment for 9 months (17), we did not find any changes in abdominal or thigh sc AT, suggesting that postmenopausal women are less responsive to the lipolytic effect of GH in the sc fat depots.



    HGH is great for reducing cholesteral in women. VAT is visceral adipose tissue, which is the inner belly fat (as opposed to the belly fat found just under the skin). It seems that women will lose the fat on the upper thigh, but not the inner belly fat. Men lose the inner belly fat (and tend to not store fat on the upper thighs anyway, so hard to lose fat that is not there). Sorry ladies, no or very little spot reduction in the belly for you at 2IUs, though you WILL lose fat on the upper thighs. The study does say the results might be different at 4IUs, but they did not test at that level.

    The lack of belly fat loss in women was also proven in another study: Effect of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone (rhGH) on Abdominal Fat and Cardiovascular Risk in Obese Girls found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...rticle_359.pdf

    It mirrors the first female study, just on a younger group of women (under 18 years but past puberty). So again, sorry ladies, no belly fat reduction for you. HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol. Still, it does improve many other things (cholesteral, the look and feel of skin and nails, and a better overall feeling of well being) so do not discount using HGH.

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    For the TL, DR people:

    HGH is good for reducing cholesterol.
    HGH is good for belly fat loss in men.
    HGH is good for upper thigh fat loss in women, but will NOT reduce belly fat in women.

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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    I never heard that hgh reduces cholesterol but it sounds better every day.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigHulk View Post
    I never heard that hgh reduces cholesterol but it sounds better every day.
    Either had I. Three things shocked me about the studies. First is that 10IUs a day is not enough to cause muscle growth. Second is that HGH reduces bad cholesterol. And third is that HGH reduces belly fat in men but NOT women. Just another reason it is great to be a guy. :)


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    Thank you for this sort of tutorial.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    I have been seeing a lot of advertisements for HGH recently. I am trying to remember if it is the same ad over and over again or if they are different, and I really cannot remember now that I try. It is strange though, and I wonder if something is going on out there legal wise.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    The ads you are seeing are probably the same ones I'm seeing, and it's the same basic ad over and over. I looked it up and there's actually no real HGH in their product, there is just a bunch of precursors that they say will force your body into creating pulses. Scientific testing shows it is not actually doing that.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    Actual hgh is used by many pro BB of today along with insulin to pack on slabs of muscle . Why BB of today look more freaky then those from yesteryear. The hgh products that are over counter barely work if at all. Even actual hgh itself does not build muscle dramatically - that's why BB stack. With AAS and insulin . It works over long period to solidify gains , improve recovery or help with sleep , immune system which in turn improve recovery . Even with the other drugs as ideal combo it takes months for hgh to exhert results . Most that say different are imagining . However vital to reaching potential if one competes etc


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    I use PSL's Eurotropin at 2IUs a day. I will never get huge from it (need MUCH more than that), but I am seeing fat loos, improved recovery times, improved healing (main reason I am taking it), healthier appearance, and an improved quality of life.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    I am labeled as a TR, DR person by technicalities? Does that mean I should take more of this, or that my intake is naturally greater? I just wouldn't know where to begin exactly, either.....


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    HGH help us in a number of ways, including weight loss, but we need to pay attention to what we are having. Synthetic HGH that we inject in our body is something entirely different from HGH enhancers, that are completely natural.


     


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    Is HGH purposed more to losing weight, or increasing muscle mass?


    Cool - Bodybuilding Enthusiast.


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    Re: HGH for fat loss and reduced cholesterol.

    Quote Originally Posted by goniva View Post
    Is HGH purposed more to losing weight, or increasing muscle mass?
    It helps your body to create muscle easier and to utilize fat better. It all depends on what else you are doing with your body whether you will increase muscle mass or lose fat or both. 2 -4 IUs are good for fat loss. For muscle gain, timing of your injection is everything.


     




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