Growth Hormone, Deprenyl, EDTA chelation therapy, etc.

Robert Ames gnome at istar.ca
Thu Jul 16 19:01:20 EST 1998

In article <1dc7m6l.q1oxj1hmlcxsN at dfind.demon.co.uk>,
tom at dfind.com (Tom Warner) wrote:
>Robert Ames <gnome at istar.ca> wrote:
>> GH increases BP and in particular increases intracranial pressure,
>> which could be of concern to people prone to hemorrhagic strokes.
>> And of course it makes you hyperglycemic.
>Is this true?
>Would you please back up these statements or point me someplace where I
>can read more about this?

You know, the tradition for scientific newsgroups is that you're
supposed to do some minimal research before asking questions.  The
info on GH is in any standard reference, like the PDR for example.

On the intracranial pressure, I've posted this before, so a Dejanews
search would have found it, had you looked.

From:         amesr at interlog.net (Robert Ames)
Date:         1996/07/23
Message-ID:   <pkH9xgxyYITD091yn at interlog.net>

"The Food and Drug Administration, after receiving 6 reports of
 benign intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) in patients
 treated with recombinant growth hormone, actively identified an
 additional 17 affected patients in the United States or abroad.
 Benign intracranial hypertension was also reported in three
 patients with resistance to growth hormone who were treated with
 insulin-like growth factor I, the primary mediator of the actions
 of growth hormone. ... Twenty-one patients had headaches or visual
 changes, and all 23 patients had papilledema when first examined"

4. Malozowski S, Tanner LA, et al. 1993. Growth Hormone,
   Insulin-like Growth Factor I, and benign intracranial
   hypertension. NEJM. 329:665-666 (letter).

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