What Do Hormones In Chicken Do To People?

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Article updated and reviewed by Hubert Chen, MD, Associate Director of Medical Sciences, Amgen Inc. and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of California, San Francisco on April 18, 2005.

Growth hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain and plays an important role in the regulation of growth in children and overall metabolism in adults. The effects of GH are mediated almost exclusively by another molecule called IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), which is...

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