Growth hormone peak modifies the effect of BMI on increased systolic blood pressure in children with short stature

@article{Li2019GrowthHP,
  title={Growth hormone peak modifies the effect of BMI on increased systolic blood pressure in children with short stature},
  author={Yanying Li and Yanhong Zhang and Mei Zhang and Wanling Yang and Baolan Ji and H. Pan and B. Ban},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
Blood pressure (BP), especially systolic BP (SBP), is higher in adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) patients than in normal controls. Additionally, obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, and growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is an important cause of short stature. For children with GHD, attention has been directed solely towards height. Few studies have assessed its potential impact on BP. Here, we investigated the effect of body mass index standard deviation score (BMISDS) on BP in… Expand
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