Edie, Wellingborough asked:
Do the growth hormones given to animals have an effect on human obesity?
We put this to Professor Steve Bloom:
Growth hormone makes your muscles grow and burns up fat. In fact it will reduce your pot belly so itís quite useful in that way. There is a slight disadvantage which is also causes tumours to grow, being growth hormone. Your chances of getting cancer, particularly cancer of the prostate are somewhat increased. Iím afraid I canít really recommend it.