Contaminated Hormone Injections May Have Given Five People Alzheimer's

January 29, 2024


Lawrence Sterling Honig, MD, PhD

Lawrence Sterling Honig, MD, PhD

Lawrence Honig at Columbia University in New York says that the study doesn’t prove that Alzheimer’s was due to these injections. “There were apparently about 2000 persons who received these HGH [human growth hormone] preparations in the UK, and Alzheimer’s disease biomarker and pathological changes in the 50s are not extraordinarily uncommon, so an association, or causative association, from the injections cannot be certain,” he says. [read more]

Editor's Note: Lawrence Honig is a professor of neurology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Source: New Scientist