Growth hormone as an anti-aging therapy—do the benefits outweigh the risks?

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Barkan, A. Growth hormone as an anti-aging therapy—do the benefits outweigh the risks?. Nat Rev Endocrinol 3, 508–509 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncpendmet0536

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