Body composition and quality of life in adults with growth hormone deficiency; effects of low‐dose growth hormone replacement

@article{Ahmad2001BodyCA,
  title={Body composition and quality of life in adults with growth hormone deficiency; effects of low‐dose growth hormone replacement},
  author={A. M. R. Ahmad and Marion T. Hopkins and J Thom{\'a}s and Hisham Saleh Ibrahim and William D. Fraser and Jiten P. Vora},
  journal={Clinical Endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={54}
}
OBJECTIVE Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is characterized by abnormalities in body composition and a poor perceived quality of life (QoL). Weight‐based high‐dose growth hormone replacement (GHR) results in improvements in body composition and QoL in AGHD. However, a high patient percentage reported side‐effects on high‐dose GHR resulting in a high rate of patient withdrawal from growth hormone (GH) treatment. High‐dose GH therapy also leads to supraphysiological serum insulin‐like… Expand
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