Resistance Exercise Combined with Growth Hormone Augments Growth Parameters in a Male Adolescent with Cystic Fibrosis
2Department of Pediatrics/Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Children's of Alabama (COA), University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), CPPII M30 1601 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Krista Casazza
Department of Pediatrics
UAB School of Medicine
COA, UAB, CPPI 310
1601 4th Ave S
University in Birmingham
Alabama, 35233-1711, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 02, 2015; Accepted: November 09, 2015; Published: November 15, 2015
Citation: Hanks LJ, Stalvey MS, Casazza K (2015) Resistance Exercise Combined with Growth Hormone Augments Growth Parameters in a Male Adolescent with Cystic Fibrosis. Sports Nutr Ther 1: 102. doi: 10.4172/2473-6449.1000102
Copyright: © 2015 Hanks LJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) the anabolic benefits of resistance exercise (RT) on skeletal muscle hypertrophy may synergize with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) therapy exerting an effect greater than either alone. We present a male adolescent with CF taking rhGH, who began RT. During rhGH alone, weight, height and BMI increased 14, 12 and 10 centiles (21st, 21st, 26th), respectively. When combined with RT, BMI, height and weight rose to the 48%, 47%, and 41%, respectively. While a single experience, combining RT with rhGH treatment may promote overall health improvement beyond that expected in adolescent males with CF on rhGH.