PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES CONCERNING USE OF GROWTH HORMONE, TESTOSTERONE, ANABOLIC STEROIDS, DHEA, PROCAINE AND ANTI-AGING QUACKERY
The reappearance of procaine hydrochloride (Gerovital H3) for antiaging. Perls T. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jun;61(6):1024-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12278. No abstract available. PMID: 23772727.
Growth hormone and anabolic steroids: athletes are the tip of the iceberg. Perls TT. Drug Test Anal. 2009 Sep;1(9-10):419-25. doi: 10.1002/dta.87. PMID: 20355224 Abstract: Professional Athletes’ misuse of anabolic steroids, growth hormone and other drugs are the tip of a very large, mostly ignored iceberg, made up of people who receive these drugs for such non-medical uses as body-building, school sports and “anti-aging”. Although these drugs are often used in combination, this article focuses on growth hormone. Fueling the demand for these drugs are drug manufacturers, pharmacies, websites, clinics and their doctors.
New developments in the illegal provision of growth hormone for “anti-aging” and bodybuilding. Olshansky SJ, Perls TT. JAMA. 2008 Jun 18;299(23):2792-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.23.2792. PMID: 18560007
DHEA and testosterone in the elderly. Perls TT. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 8;356(6):636; author reply 637. PMID: 17288051
Hope drives antiaging hype. Perls TT. Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Dec;73(12):1039-40, 1044. Review. PMID: 17190307
Provision or distribution of growth hormone for “antiaging”: clinical and legal issues. Perls TT, Reisman NR, Olshansky SJ. JAMA. 2005 Oct 26;294(16):2086-90. PMID: 16249424
Anti-aging quackery: human growth hormone and tricks of the trade–more dangerous than ever. Perls TT. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004 Jul;59(7):682-91. PMID: 15304532
The hype and the reality–part I. Olshansky SJ, Hayflick L, Perls TT. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004 Jun;59(6):B513-4. No abstract available. PMID: 15215255
Antiaging medicine: what should we tell our patients? Perls T. Aging Health April 2010, Vol. 6, No. 2, Pages 149-154 , DOI 10.2217/ahe.10.11 (doi:10.2217/ahe.10.11)