hrp0084p3-918 | GH & IGF | ESPE2015

Are Short Children with Low GH Secretion Metabolically Different from Children of Normal Height?

Tidblad Anders , Ekstrom Klas , Ritzen Martin , Marcus Claude

Background: Severe GH deficiency (GHD) leads to several metabolic effects in the body ranging from abnormal body composition to biochemical disturbances such as high insulin sensitivity. However, less is known regarding these parameters in children with a milder deficiency in GH secretion.Objective and hypotheses: To analyse if short children with a relatively low GH secretion differ metabolically from healthy children of normal height.<p class="abst...