Endocrine Society Webinar for Media: Growth Hormone Use and Anti-Aging

Released: 2/11/2013 11:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Endocrine Society
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Available for logged-in reporters only

Expert to discuss if growth hormone can slow down the aging process

Newswise — Growth hormone has been in the news recently as a substance used by athletes to gain a competitive edge, but more people are using the hormone to hold on to their youth. The Endocrine Society will be holding a 30-minute webinar exclusively for journalists on the topic of growth hormone use and anti-aging. Reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to presenting experts during the webinar.

The webinar will address the following questions:

• What is growth hormone and what does it do?
• When would a doctor prescribe growth hormone treatment?
• Can growth hormone give a 60 year old person, the body of a 30 year old?
• Can growth hormone use lead to longer life?
• Are there any dangers to using growth hormone for the purposes of looking younger?

Who:
Dr. Mark Molitch, MD, Martha Leland Sherwin Professor of Endocrinology, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Date:
Friday, February 22, 2013
11:00 am – 11:30 pm (EST)

Where:
Media are invited to attend this event at no cost, however space is limited. Reporters can register by email to alohr@endo-society.org. Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the webinar.

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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endo-society.org.


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