Human growth hormone use rises, but is it legal?

Story Highlightso Human growth hormone used since 1950s to help children with growth problems

o 1990 study found HGH reduced fat, boosted lean muscle mass in men

o HGH among the drugs found in Anna Nicole Smith's body after she died

o HGH use for anti-aging is prohibited by law

By Caleb Hellerman


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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Like many baby boomers over 50, Beth Lothamer was feeling her age.

"I just didn't feel good any more. I wasn't sleeping. I just didn't feel right," she said. She took her concerns to Kansas City, Kansas, endocrinologist, Dr. Jackie Springer, who prescribed replacement hormones, including a dail