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GHRH and lipoatrophy
Aug 6, 2004

Hello. With the early results of growth-hormone-releasing hormone on lipodystrophy released on 14July in the JAMA, do you think that there is a good chance it will be tested or intended to be used to reverse lipoatrophy? Did the results impress you? This drug and it's results give me more optimism about drugs that are currently available and may help in this area.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Response from Dr. Henry

Growth hormone like drugs have not helpful at increasing/reversing lipoatrophy but may have some role in the treatment of increased fat in abdomen/neck. Lipoatrophy (fat loss) has been a major challenge to reverse. Switching off possibly offending drugs is one of the few options that may help. This area is getting lots of attention so hopefully a better scientific understanding of what is going one will lead to more targeted effective treatments. KH



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