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Asthma inhalers suppress growth in kids: Study

Jul 17, 2014    

London Kids with asthma who take corticosteroid drugs via inhalers run the risk of less growth, an study suggests. "Children treated daily with inhaled corticosteroids may grow approximately half a centimetre less during the first year of treatment," said lead author Linjie Zhang from Federal University of Rio Grande in Brazil.In a new research, two new systematic reviews focused on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs (ICS) on growth rates. Inhaled corticosteroids are prescribed as first-line treatments for adults and children with persistent asthma.The first systematic revie...

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