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Methodology Ecological, Genetic, and Nutritional Effects on Growth

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 552 Nombre de pages
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It is a source of great satisfaction to us that a Second Edition of this handbook should be called for, especially because it has given us the opportunity to produce, we believe, a better book. Eighteen chapters, amounting to one-third of the whole, are new, and of these, 13 deal with subjects not covered at all in the First Edition. We have paid more attention to embryonic and fetal growth, with chapters on cell differentiation (Lehtonen and Saxen), embryonic growth (O'Rahilly and Muller), control offetal size (Snow), regulation offetal growth (D'Ercole and Underwood), and ultrasonic studies offetal growth (Meire). At last the data are available for a chapter on the evolution of the human growth curve, by Eliz­ abeth Watts. Large parts of the endocrine section have been rewritten (by Michael Preece, and by William Crowley and Margaret Wierman), and the genetics section has been largely recast, with new contributions by William Mueller and Ronald Wilson. Reynaldo Marto­ rell has contributed a new chapter on growth in developing countries, and Tanner discusses growth surveys and standards as well as catch-up growth. Finally, there are two new chap­ ters dealing with growth as a monitor of the health of populations-one by Tadeusz Bie­ licki, considering the contemporary scene, and the other by Robert Fogel, on the contri­ bution that such studies are making to the economic history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Contenu

I Methodology.- 1 The Methods of Auxological Anthropometry.- 2 Statistics of Growth Standards.- 3 Sampling for Growth Studies.- 4 Approaches to the Analysis of Longitudinal Data.- 5 Use and Abuse of Growth Standards.- II Ecological, Genetic, and Nutritional Effects on Growth.- 6 The Genetics of Human Fetal Growth.- 7 The Genetics of Size and Shape in Children and Adults.- 8 The Genetics of Maturation.- 9 Growth and Development of Human Twins.- 10 Twin Growth in Relationship to Placentation.- 11 Population Differences in Growth: Environmental and Genetic Factors.- 12 Growth in Early Childhood in Developing Countries.- 13 Physical Growth as a Measure of the Economic Well-being of Populations: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.- 14 Physical Growth as a Measure of the Economic Well-being of Populations: The Twentieth Century.- 15 Secular Growth Changes.- 16 Association of Fetal Growth with Maternal Nutrition.- 17 Nutrition and Growth in Infancy.- 18 Undernutrition and Brain Development.- 19 Epidemiology and Nutrition.- 20 Nutrition, Mental Development, and Learning.

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Titre: Methodology Ecological, Genetic, and Nutritional Effects on Growth
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9781461572008
ISBN: 978-1-4615-7200-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 552
Poids: g
Taille: H32mm x B259mm x T189mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: 2. Aufl.