U.S. survey finds more teens using synthetic human growth hormones

July 23, 2014 3:49 PM

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U.S. survey finds more teens using synthetic human growth hormones

NEW YORK -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school students, being released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 per cent reported using synthetic HGH at least once -- up from about 5 per cent in the four preceding annual surveys. Teen use of steroids increased from 5 per cent to 7 pe...

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