GH Therapy Tied to Later Stroke Risk

August 14, 2014 4:30 PM

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Children treated with growth hormone for short stature or isolated growth hormone deficiency had an increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke in adulthood, researchers reported.

Their comparison of stroke mortality data for close to 7,000 young adults (mean age 28.4) treated with growth hormone as children between 1985 and 1996, and mortality data from population-based registries in Dijon, France and Oxford, England, revealed a more than twofold increase in the proportion o...

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