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Diabetes

16 May 2011

Growth hormone tied to diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is eight and a half times more common among US children who are treated with growth hormone, a new study shows.

Type 2 diabetes is eight and a half times more common among US children who are treated with growth hormone, a new study shows.

The children in the study received growth hormone for a variety of conditions, including a deficiency of the hormone, very short stature, or genetic disorders such as Prader-Willi syndrome or Turner syndrome.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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