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close this bookCauses and Mechanisms of Linear Growth Retardation (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1993, 216 pages)
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View the documentEuropean journal of clinical nutrition
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction: Causes and mechanisms of linear growth retardation (stunting)
Open this folder and view contentsBetween-population variation in pre-adolescent growth
Open this folder and view contentsPrenatal influences on postnatal growth: Overview and pointers for needed research
Open this folder and view contentsLinear growth retardation in relation to the three phases of growth
Open this folder and view contentsReversibility of stunting: Epidemiological findings in children from developing countries
Open this folder and view contentsIs complete catch-up possible for stunted malnourished children?
Open this folder and view contentsRelationship of gain in height to gain in weight
Open this folder and view contentsNutritional influences on linear growth: A general review
Open this folder and view contentsOnset and evolution of stunting in infants and children. Examples from the Human Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program. Kenya and Egypt studies
Open this folder and view contentsEffects of macrobiotic diets on linear growth in infants and children until 10 years of age
Open this folder and view contentsPsychosocial adversity and growth during infancy
Open this folder and view contentsThe cell biology of bone growth
Open this folder and view contentsHormonal regulation of longitudinal bone growth
Open this folder and view contentsAdequacy of dietary mineral supply for human bone growth and mineralisation
Open this folder and view contentsThe mechanical factors which influence bone growth
Open this folder and view contentsInfluence of exercise on linear growth
Open this folder and view contentsThe effects of the inflammatory response on bone growth
Open this folder and view contentsBiochemical markers for assessing skeletal growth
Open this folder and view contentsSummary of causes and mechanisms of linear growth retardation
View the documentSummary of research needs in the area of linear growth retardation
Open this folder and view contentsGuidelines for the study of mechanisms involved in the prevention or reversal of linear growth retardation in developing countries
View the documentEuropean journal of clinical nutrition - Directions to contributors

European journal of clinical nutrition - Directions to contributors

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The l/D/E/C/G meeting in London, U.K., and these proceedings were funded by the United Nations University and the Nestle Foundation.

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