Long-term prospective study of body composition and lipid profiles during and after growth hormone (GH) treatment in children with GH deficiency: gender-specific metabolic effects.

@article{Kuromaru1998LongtermPS,
  title={Long-term prospective study of body composition and lipid profiles during and after growth hormone (GH) treatment in children with GH deficiency: gender-specific metabolic effects.},
  author={Ryuichi Kuromaru and Hitoshi Kohno and Naoya Ueyama and Hazem M. M. Hassan and Shohei Honda and Takayuki Hara},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 11},
  pages={3890-6}
}
GH has many effects on metabolism in addition to promoting growth. We studied changes in body composition and lipid profiles during and after GH treatment in 94 children with GH deficiency. Sixty-two subjects (46 boys and 16 girls) were evaluated at the beginning and during 36 months of GH treatment. The other 32 (21 boys and 11 girls) who had already been treated with GH were examined after the discontinuation of GH for a 6-month period. The height SD scores at the beginning and the… CONTINUE READING