Drugs Used in Asthma Inhalers Make Children Half a Centimeter Shorter than Peers

July 17, 2014 12:04 PM

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New research suggests that inhaled corticosteroids, drugs given to people suffering from asthma, can suppress growth in children in the first year of the treatment.

Two study reviews, conducted by researchers at Federal University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Brazil, and colleagues shows that inhaled corticosteroids can affect growth rates of children.

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