Effect of zinc supplementation on growth Hormone Insulin growth factor axis in short Egyptian children with zinc deficiency

@inproceedings{Hamza2012EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zinc supplementation on growth Hormone Insulin growth factor axis in short Egyptian children with zinc deficiency},
  author={Rasha T Hamza and Amira Ibrahim Hamed and Mahmoud T Sallam},
  booktitle={Italian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between zinc (Zn) and growth hormone-insulin growth factor (GH-IGF) system and how Zn therapy stimulates growth in children has not been clearly defined in humans. Thus, we aimed to assess GH-IGF axis in short children with Zn deficiency and to investigate the effect of Zn supplementation on these parameters. METHODS Fifty pre-pubertal Egyptian children with short stature and Zn deficiency were compared to 50 age-, sex-, and pubertal stage- matched controls. All… CONTINUE READING
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