Teen use of human growth hormone more than doubles, study says

July 23, 2014 5:07 PM

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Teen use of human growth hormone more than doubles, study says

The number of American teens who say they've used synthetic growth hormones (hGH) appears to be rising at an alarming rate. A new report says use of the performance-enhancing substance among teens more than doubled between 2012 and 2013.

According to the report, released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 percent of teens in grades 9 through 12 reported in 2013 that they had used synthetic human growth hormones without a prescription at least once in their lives, compared with 5 percent of teens in 2012.

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