Short children may do better with vitamin A supplements than growth hormone injections, research has indicated.
Researchers found that vitamin A levels were very low in 68 short children they studied, compared with children of normal height. Twelve of them who also had low nocturnal growth hormone secretion were given 3000 mcg of vitamin A every day for three months. Nine of them had increased nocturnal growth hormone secretion, ranging from 28 per cent to 219 per cent
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