The lack of evidence for hGH as an effective performance enhancer is just as immaterial as its illegality.
hGH is indeed banned under the Joint Drug Agreement between MLB and the Players Association.
McNamee testified that he injected Clemens with PEDs in 1998, 2000, and 2001, and also hGH in 2000.
hGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.
First of all, hGH is not a steroid, though the term “steroid” has come to be used interchangeably and incorrectly with PEDs.
But as we age, our hGH level declines, and old cells cannot be replaced as readily with new ones.
hGH until recently had an enormous advantage over steroids—it could not be detected.
A common cause of dwarfism is an inadequate production of hGH.
But hGH is peculiar among PEDs in that, similar to deer antler spray, there is no evidence it helps athletic performance.
David Roth wonders why the league is pursuing the hGH case so vigorously.
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