Nutritional biomarkers for growth outcomes: Perspective of the endocrinologist

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

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Linear growth is a hallmark of childhood; in most cases it proceeds without interference until final height is achieved after puberty. However, numerous genetic and environmental factors may interfere with the normal process. One of the most common environmental factors that may affect linear growth is the nutritional status. Due to the significant influence of nutrition on childhood's growth, the identification of good nutritional biomarkers for growth outcomes will potentially help the pediatric endocrinologist to improve diagnosis and treatment of nutritional growth attenuation. This paper will discuss the following questions: What is a good nutritional biomarker for growth outcomes? Which nutritional biomarkers are already known? What additional biomarkers does the endocrinologist need?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition and Growth
EditorsRaanan Shamir, Moshe Phillip, Dominique Turck
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameWorld Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISSN (Print)0084-2230
ISSN (Electronic)1662-3975


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