Serum Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 Levels in Children with Zinc Deficiency and the Effect of Zinc Supplementation on these Parameters

Cesur Y., Yordam N., DOGAN M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.22, no.12, pp.1137-1143, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: To determine the effect of zinc (Zn) therapy on serum insulin-like growth factor-l (IGF-I) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) levels in children with Zn deficiency and growth retardation, but without systemic disease, and to investigate the effect of Zn supplementation on these parameters.