Calcium supplementation increases bone mass in GH-deficient prepubertal children during GH replacement.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Since GH plays an important role in bone mineralization, and several studies demonstrated the positive influence of a higher calcium intake on bone mass, we studied the effect of calcium supplementation in GHD children during GH therapy. METHODS 28 prepubertal GHD children, 5.0-9.9 years old, were assigned to two groups: group A (n = 14; 7… (More)

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