Growth hormoneBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7355.110/a (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:110
- Navin Chohan, editor, student (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have known about growth hormone for many years. Its natural role in growth and maintaining body mass is well documented. As a study (p 70) and an editorial (p 58) in this week's BMJ show there is interest in its use to treat potentially stunted growth.
There has been little research into the effect of growth hormone therapy on adult height and the internet reflects this. Although there are a few …