September 2004
Current Medical Literature: GH & Growth Factors;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p92
Academic Journal
The article presents notes on growth hormone therapy. It informs that short children who were born small for gestational age (SGA) seem to have normal body proportions. Scientists investigated the effects of growth hormone treatment versus no treatment on head circumference and body proportions in a large group of short children who were born SGA. Growth hormone treatment of hormone-deficient short youths is predicated on the belief that short stature is associated with social problems with peers.


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