The Insulin-like Growth Factor I – effects on the bodies of older athletes
Insulin and its specific receptors are very important and from a medical point of view this significance extends beyond the observation of diabetes-related illnesses. Thus, receptors that are chemically closely related to the insulin receptors play a significant part in the way the insulin-like growth factor I reacts in the body of older health-motivated athletes. Somatomedin C, which is another term used for the insulin-like growth factor is a polypeptide composed of a chain of 67 amino acids and is generally formed in the liver with the influence of the growth hormone Somatotropin. Somatomedin C is abbreviated to IGF-I (insulin-like growth factor).