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posted: 9/3/2012 6:00 AM

Growth hormone may improve cognitive skills in elderly

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Bloomberg

Healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment given a drug that spurs hormones important to normal brain function had improved concentration, decision-making skills and verbal memory, a study found. the healthy adults given egrifta, a drug that spurs the release of human growth hormone, had executive function improvements that were more than 100 percent greater than those in a placebo group.

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