Growth HormoneJuly 6, 2010
Tuning down the amount of growth hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in order to decrease human size is easier said then done. Growth hormones are responsible for a number of important processes in the body including the increase of calcium retention and the strengthening and increase of mineralization of bone. It’s also an important factor in increased muscle mass, protein synthesis and the stimulation of the growth of all organs with the exception of the brain. It reduces the ability of the liver to take up glucose and it stimulates the immune system. For this and many other reasons, reducing the production of growth hormone is much too simplistic a solution to shrink the human species. Growth is a very complex process.