Research shows that it is possible to increase the heights of children who suffer from the deficiency of growth hormone by new improved dosages of the growth hormones.
The researchers of University of California, Los Angels, US, have suggested that the administration of the growth hormone GH-dependent hormone based on the serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) can affect the growth of children in height.
The research of the scientists have shown that children in their pre-puberty who suffered from lack of growth hormones, gained about 50% more height than the conventional dosages of growth hormone administered to a control group. They were given dosages of growth hormones adjusted to the levels of IGF-I that was the mean for the age and gender.
Researchers feel that there is dramatic difference in sensitivity of children when reacting to administer growth hormones. Hence, new shift in paradigm of dosage adjusted to levels of insulin-like growth factor-I can cater to the difference in sensitivity and treat the children to gain an increased, and socially acceptable height.
The milestone study was presented in the meeting of The Endocrine Society 2005 held in San Diego, California, US.