TitleImpact Exercise for Optimal Bone Health in Growing Children: An Evidenced-based Approach to Exercise Prescription.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAlmstedt, HC, Gunter, K
Book TitleHandbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease
CityNew York
ISBN Number978-1-4419-1794-2

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, over 180 self-contained chapters in 15 sections 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.