Category: Human Growth Hormone

Health & Wellbeing Human Growth Hormone

IGF-1: What Does It Do in the Body, and Does It Really Cause Cancer?

IGF-1, which is also referred to as somatomedin C, is a hormone with a similar chemical structure to insulin. IGF-1 production is stimulated by growth hormone (GH), and levels of it peak in adolescents and slowly decline after the age of 20.[i] IGF-1 plays an integral role in childhood growth but its usefulness does not…