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Growth hormone therapy does not affect CV risk factors in young adults born small for gestational age

November 10, 2017

Children born small for gestational age treated with growth hormone therapy did not experience any negative effects on cardiometabolic health in the 5 years after stopping treatment, with researchers also observing a possible benefit on lipid profile, according to study findings reported in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

“Five years after growth hormone cessation, adults born small for gestational age and treated with growth hormone had similar systolic and diastolic blood pressures and [carotid intima media thickness] as untreated short adults born small for gestational age,” Manouk van der Steen, PhD, of the department of pediatrics at Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “These findings contradict the hypothesis that there is

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