Localized infusion of IGF-I results in skeletal muscle hypertrophy in rats.Researchers:Gregory R. Adams & Samuel A. McCue Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, Ca. Source:Journal of Applied Physiology84(5): 1716-1722, 1998Summary:The present study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that direct IGF-I infusion would result in … [Read more...] about IGF-1 and Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy
Not since the travels of Juan Ponce de Leon has the fountain of youth seemed so close!Title:Viral mediated expression of insulin-like growth factor I blocks the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle functionResearchers:Elisabeth R. Barton-Davis*, Daria I. Shoturma*, Antonio Musaro, Nadia Rosenthal, and H. Lee Sweeney*,* Department of Physiology, University of … [Read more...] about IGF-1 Once Again Proves to be One of the Most Powerful Mediators of Muscle Growth
Growth hormone induced increase in serum IGFBP-3 level is reversed by anabolic steroids in substance abusing power athletes.Researchers:Karila T, Koistinen H, Seppala M, Koistinen R, Seppala TNational Public Health Institute, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology,Helsinki, Finland.Source:Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 1998 … [Read more...] about Scientists Hit Another Road Block in their Attempts to Detect Growth Hormone Use by Athletes
The ethics of blood testing as an element of doping control in sport.Researchers/Authors:Alister Browne, Victor Lachance, and Andrew PipeDivision of Health Care Ethics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; and the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport, Ottawa, Ontario; Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute & … [Read more...] about Is Blood Testing the Next Step in Doping Control?
Left ventricular wall thickening does occur in elite power athletes with or without anabolic steroid use.Researchers:Dickerman RD, Schaller F, McConathy WJ Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Tex., USA.Source:Cardiology 1998 Oct;90(2):145-8Summary:Researchers examined 4 elite resistance-trained … [Read more...] about Researchers Too Quick to Blame Steroids for Changes in Heart Muscle
The Feasibility of Using GH, IGF-1, Insulin, and Thryoid to Enhance the Anabolic Effects of AndrogensWarning: The following information is intended only as a hypothetical consideration of ways in which human physiology may be altered, through pharmacological means, to achieve striking muscularity. The drugs discussed in this series of articles are, by and large, … [Read more...] about Growing Beyond What Nature Intended Part 3 – Steroid Synergy with GH, IGF-1, Insulin, and Thryoid