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.
- Growth plate