‘Significantly’ Lower Levels of Growth Hormone IGF-1 Found in PWS Infants

‘Significantly’ Lower Levels of Growth Hormone IGF-1 Found in PWS Infants

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‘Significantly’ Lower Levels of Growth Hormone IGF-1 Found in PWS Infants

Infants and toddlers with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have significantly lower blood levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 or IGF-1 — indicative of growth hormone (GH) deficiency — than their healthy peers, a small study in Japan shows. This is the first study to conduct this type of comparative analysis using healthy individuals matched to patients in their age, body size, and nutritional status — factors known to influence IGF-1 levels. These findings further support the…

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