The Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports

Volume X, May, 2000

Research Developments in Detection of Exogenous Growth Hormone Abuse

Zeng Fanxing and Wei Kunlin
Beijing University of Physical Education, China

At present, detection of exogenous growth hormone (GH) abuse is a technically difficult problem for doping control. From 1996, GH-2000 project, which was launched by International Olympic Committee and European Union, has made some progresses in this domain. This paper tries to make a detailed analysis about research methods, current progress and unresolved problems.

Key Words : drug testing, human growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-I

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