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Study links atopic dermatitis with shorter stature in young children
Dr Swati Y Bhave, Adjunct Professor in Adolescent Medicine; Dr D Y Patil Medical College, & Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune Senior consultant, Adolescent Pediatrics & Head-In-charge of Adolescent Wellness Clinic, Jehangir Hospital Pune,  28 November 2021
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with shorter stature, higher body mass index, and lower weight in young children, according to a new study from Canada. Reported in JAMA Dermatology, the study further found that the association of height and BMI decreased with age and showed an improvement by adolescence.1The study included 10,611 children from the TARGet Kids! Study, an ongoing prospective study, which follows children in Canada from birth to adolescence to track their long-term health. The...
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