The study was carried out at Stanford University, as they looked at 27 studies involving 440 participants.
The results were released on Monday by the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Hau Liu of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California stated, along with colleagues that it does not help athletic performance in any way.
Dr. Liu even went as far as to state that it may worsen athletic performance a bit.
The study found that human growth hormone does add muscle, but they found that it does not appear to improve strength, or the ability to do exercise.
They did find that human growth hormone actually caused side effects such as swelling and fatigue.
Human growth hormone, or HGH, is made by the pituitary gland and helps with growth.
It has become one of the most prominent drugs used by professional athletes, as there is currently no way to test for it and detect it easily.
One thing that they did not look at, were the long-term effects of HGH.
This certainly adds a twist to those who state that it helps professional athletes prolong, and enhance their careers.