The effects of oestrogens on linear bone growth.

  title={The effects of oestrogens on linear bone growth.},
  author={Anders Juul},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={7 3},
Regulation of linear bone growth in children and adolescents comprises a complex interaction of hormones and growth factors. Growth hormone (GH) is considered to be the key hormone regulator of linear growth in childhood. The pubertal increase in growth velocity associated with GH has traditionally been attributed to testicular androgen secretion in boys, and to oestrogens or adrenal androgen secretion in girls. Research data indicating that oestrogen may be the principal hormone stimulating… CONTINUE READING