Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease

Editors: Preedy, Victor R. (Ed.)

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  • Each chapter includes applications to other areas of health and disease; practical methods and techniques, summary points, and/or key features 
  • Everything you need to know about normal and abnormal growth in health and disease at the cellular, tissue, organ and whole-organism level 
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Growth is one of the human body’s most intricate processes: each body part or region has its own unique growth patterns. Yet at the individual and population levels, growth patterns are sensitive to adverse conditions, genetic predispositions, and environmental changes. And despite the body’s capacity to compensate for these developmental setbacks, the effects may be far-reaching, even life-long. The Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease brings this significant and complex field together in one comprehensive volume: impact of adverse variables on growth patterns; issues at different stages of prenatal development, childhood, and adolescence; aspects of catch-up growth, endocrine regulation, and sexual maturation; screening and assessment methods; and international perspectives. Tables and diagrams, applications to other areas of health and disease, and summary points help make the information easier to retain. Together, these 140 self-contained chapters in 15 sections [ok?] cover every area of human growth, including: Intrauterine growth retardation. Postnatal growth in normal and abnormal situations. Cells and growth of tissues. Sensory growth and development. Effects of disease on growth. Methods and standards for assessment of growth, and more. The Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a wide range of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, and to policymakers and health economists.

About the authors

Victor R. Preedy is currently Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London and Honorary Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre, Kings College London.  He is presently a member of the School of Medicine, King’s College London.  King’s College London is one of the leading universities, currently ranked consistently within the top 25 in the world.   Professor Preedy gained his Ph.D. in 1981 and in 1992 he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath), based on his published works.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) in 2000. In 1993 he gained his second doctorial degree (DSc) for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism.  In 2004 Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to both the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (FRSH) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (FRIPHH). In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).  He is also a Fellow of The Society of Biology (FSB).   Professor Preedy has written or edited over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 85 reviews and 30 books.  His interests pertain to matters concerning nutrition and health at the individual and societal levels.

Table of contents (183 chapters)

  • The Concept of the “Size Set Point” and Implications for Organ Size During Growth

    Stanger, Ben Z.

    Pages 3-12

  • The Concept of Phenotypic Induction (‘Programming’) and Implications for Growth

    Wells, Jonathan C.K.

    Pages 13-25

  • Adult Height Prediction Models

    Thodberg, Hans Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Twin Studies on Anthropometrics: Exploring the Role of Genetic and Environmental Factors

    Silventoinen, Karri (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Endocrine Control and Regulation of Growth Hormone: An Overview

    Coutant, R. (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Victor R. Preedy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1795-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1795-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1794-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVII, 3164
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