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      Growth Hormone and Nutrition

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          Abstract

          The regulation of growth hormone (GH) secretion in humans is a complex process which comprises more than stimulation by GH-releasing hormone and suppression by somatostatin. Although these two hypothalamic hormones are the primary regulators of GH secretion, they most likely function as the final pathway through which numerous factors influence GH synthesis and secretion. Some of the modulators of GH secretion include neurotransmitters, circulating glucose, insulin-like growth factor I and gonadal steroid concentrations. Age, nutrition and body composition are also related to the amount and pattern of GH secretion in humans. The influence of nutritional status on GH secretion is becoming more clearly defined.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5742-9
          978-3-318-01970-4
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1992
          1992
          03 December 2008
          : 38
          : Suppl 1
          : 85-88
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Va., USA
          Article
          182577 Horm Res 1992;38:85–88
          10.1159/000182577
          1295819
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          The Third hGH Symposium Sorrento 1992

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