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GH therapy improved height, weight in young children born small

August 13, 2014

Very young children who are born small for gestational age and have poor growth during their first years of life could benefit from growth hormone treatment, according to research published in The Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism.

In a study of patients from the Pfizer International Growth Database, treatment with GH resulted in significant improvement in height and weight during a 3-year period, and the small for gestational age (SGA) model could help estimate the responses.

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