Nutrition and Bone Growth in Pediatrics

Galia Gat-Yablonski, Michal Yackobovitch-Gavan, Moshe Phillip

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Children's growth is a hallmark of their normal development and the association between nutrition and linear growth in children is well accepted. Growth requires an adequate supply of many different nutritional factors, some form the " building materials," whereas others play regulatory roles. In this article we describe the growth of the growth plate and discuss the role of nutritional affected hormones on this process. In addition we describe the effect of local regulators and nutritional factors on the growth process and suggest the involvement of new regulatory factors in the translation of nutrition to growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1140
Number of pages24
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Children
  • Ghrelin
  • Growth
  • Growth plate
  • Leptin
  • Nutrition


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