Study finds type 2 diabetes risk with growth hormone therapy

05/15/2011 | Reuters

Children who received growth hormone treatments had a more than eightfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with a group of children in the general population, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found. Growth hormone can interfere with insulin activity, but the study did not prove the therapy was responsible for the increased diabetes risk and further study is needed, the researchers said.

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