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Which hormone affects growth?

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Which hormone affects growth? Growth hormone, one of the most powerful hormones in the body, is produced in the pituitary gland. Growth hormone causes growth throughout childhood and adolescence, and it also affects the way that food substances are used to build new tissues.

It stimulates cells throughout the entire body, and also causes the liver to produce special substances that activate bone and muscle growth.

Growth hormone is produced in differing amounts during adolescence, which is why children have a series of 'growth spurts' when they grow very rapidly. In adults, growth hormone acts mainly to maintain and repair the tissue

Tags: hormones, body

Category: Health  - ( Health Archive)

Date Added: 22 December '11

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