Tag Archive: height

Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

The Finding:

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

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Jul 2 2015

Study Finds Gender Bias in Growth Hormone Treatment for Height

growth hormoneResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have found a gender bias in the provision of treatment for idiopathic short stature with recombinant human growth hormone treatment.

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