How to Lose Belly Fat: Latest Secrets from the Research Labs, Part 3
by David L. Kern
As many as 5 million Americans are now estimated to have
undiagnosed diabetes. Researchers in Asia are now calling
diabetes a "worldwide pandemic."
The link between belly fat obesity and lurking diabetes is
frightening. If you have excess abdominal fat, your risk of
diabetes is now estimated by some researchers to be 77 times
higher than a non-obese person.
How to Lose Belly Fat: Secret #3 - hGH
In the last article, I discussed some research on the link
between hormone therapy and belly fat. This time, we're going
to look at the most powerful hormone therapy ever tested for
reducing belly fat -- human growth hormone.
Numerous clinical studies have shown that increasing hGH levels
has a profound effect on abdominal fat.
British researchers reported in 1997 that hGH "has been shown to
reduce intra-abdominal fat by 47%," in adults with both large
amounts of abdominal fat and reduced growth hormone levels.
If you're 25 years old, hGH therapy probably won't help you. But
as we age, our hGH levels fall. And our chances of obesity,
diabetes and heart disease increase. By returning hGH levels to
a more youthful hormone level, scientists are producing these
and other remarkable anti-aging results.
hGH therapy has its drawbacks. It's expensive, and must be
administered via injection. There are also potential side
effects. The optimal human dose has yet to be determined.
Another drawback that appears in some studies on hGH therapy: it
seems to increase insulin resistance in some subjects.
Human growth hormone replacement therapy is not for everyone --
at least not yet -- and should never be undertaken without the
strict supervision of a physician. The first step is to have
your hGH levels tested. If they're not low, there is no need to
So far, there is no reliable scientific evidence that hGH
supplements -- pills, sprays, or any other form- actually work
If you can't afford hGH injections, or just don't like the
potential risks, there are completely natural ways to stimulate
the release of the growth hormone your body already makes. We'll
discuss one of those in the next article -- don't miss it!
Copyright © 2005 David L. Kern
About David: David L. Kern is a health researcher and publisher
of New Health & Longevity, a newsletter devoted to the latest
advances in nutritional science. Find out how to lose belly fat
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