International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Effects of Growth Hormone Administration on Muscle Strength in Men over 50 Years Old

Table 2

Evaluation before and after 6 months of treatment (placebo and GH).

Placebo ( )GH ( )
Baseline
(medium ± SD*)
After 6 months
(medium ± SD)
ΔBaseline
(medium ± SD)
After 6 months
(medium ± SD)
Δ

Weight (kg) 1.3 0.4
BMI (kg/m2) 0.4 0.2
Waist (cm) 1.0 1.9
Σ folds** (mm) 4.2 3.4
Supine (10 MR) 0.0 1.3
Leg press (10 MR) 3.3 14.4 ##

SD: standard deviation. **Sum of the cutaneous folds (triceps, biceps, subscapular, and iliac folds).
#Statistically significant difference in relation to pretest (ANOVA + Fisher LSD); . ##Statistically significant difference for Δ value (Student’s -test); .