Relationship of peak growth hormone to cardiovascular parameters, waist circumference, lipids and glucose in HIV-infected patients and healthy adults

@article{Lo2009RelationshipOP,
  title={Relationship of peak growth hormone to cardiovascular parameters, waist circumference, lipids and glucose in HIV-infected patients and healthy adults},
  author={Janet Lo and Sung Min You and Jeffrey Wei and Bridget Canavan and Steven K Grinspoon},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          815-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Relative growth hormone (GH) deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with HIV. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships of GH to metabolic and anthropometric parameters in HIV patients and non-HIV controls. DESIGN Peak GH and metabolic parameters were assessed in a cross-sectional study of 191 HIV patients and 62 age and BMI-matched healthy controls. METHODS Peak GH was assessed by GHRH/arginine stimulation testing. RESULTS HIV patients demonstrated similar… CONTINUE READING
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